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Computational Biology

"Computational Biology" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

A field of biology concerned with the development of techniques for the collection and manipulation of biological data, and the use of such data to make biological discoveries or predictions. This field encompasses all computational methods and theories applicable to MOLECULAR BIOLOGY and areas of computer-based techniques for solving biological problems including manipulation of models and datasets.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Computational Biology" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Computational Biology" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 1957 publications over 23 distinct years, with a maximum of 149 publications in 2016
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