Bioinformatics and Data Science

Although in industry, the larger the data sets get the more specialized and faster tools are needed for data processing such as Spark.Final wordIf the argument of core skill similarity holds true people from data science should be able to perform in bioinformatics positions after acquiring some domain specific skills and knowledge..And that I have first account knowledge..A former data scientist and a current bioinformatics PhD student, Jonathan Ronen, in our lab is doing very well in this new domain, applying his skills to problems on single-cell genomics and cancer genomics.All in all, the skills required by these two fields are similar, and bioinformaticians with the skill set I described above can perform in data science roles in industry, provided that they can adjust their mindsets to industry.. More details

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