(Same as Bioinformatics M260A, Chemistry CM260A, and Human Genetics M260A.) Lecture, four hours; discussion, two hours. Recommended requisites: course 32 or Program in Computing 10C with grade of C- or better, and Biostatistics 100A or 110A or Mathematics 170A or Statistics 100A. Prior knowledge of biology not required. Designed for engineering students as well as students from biological sciences and medical school. Introduction to bioinformatics and methodologies, with emphasis on concepts and inventing new computational and statistical techniques to analyze biological data. Focus on sequence analysis and alignment algorithms. Concurrently scheduled with course CM121. S/U or letter grading.
This course will be offered by the Computer Science Department in Fall 2012.