Bioinformatics can be described as the application of statistics and computer science to the field of molecular biology. This field of science has many objectives, but they all mainly focus on the discovery of genes and their corresponding proteins. Many believe that bioinformatics is the future of science because the world is moving towards the application of our knowledge on genetics: proteins.
With a degree in bioinformatics an individual can go into many fields such as robotics, biotechnology and pharmaceutical research. My goal is to become a genetic counselor.
Do you know how many genes a human has? Do you know why a plant has more genes than a human but a human is considered a more complex organism?