Appendix

APPENDIX 3J Internet Basics for Biologists

  1. Andreas D. Baxevanis1,
  2. B.F. Francis Ouellette2

Published Online: 1 MAY 2001

DOI: 10.1002/0471142905.hga03js24

Current Protocols in Human Genetics

Current Protocols in Human Genetics

How to Cite

Baxevanis, A. D. and Ouellette, B. F. 2001. Internet Basics for Biologists. Current Protocols in Human Genetics. 24:3J:A.3J.1–A.3J.16.

Author Information

  1. 1

    National Human Genome Research Institute, NIH, Bethesda, Maryland

  2. 2

    Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 MAY 2001
  2. Published Print: FEB 2000

Abstract

With the explosion of sequence and structural information available to researchers, the field of bioinformatics is playing an increasingly large role in the study of fundamental biomedical problems. The challenge facing computational biologists will be to aid in gene discovery and in the design of molecular modeling, site-directed mutagenesis, and experiments of other types that can potentially reveal previously unknown relationships with respect to the structure and function of genes and proteins. This appendix begins with a review of the Internet and its terminology, also discussing major classes of Internet protocols, without becoming overly engaged in the engineering minutiae underlying these protocols. This appendix also discusses matters of connectivity, ranging from simple modem connections to digital subscriber lines (DSL). Finally, one of the most common problems that has arisen with the proliferation of Web pages throughout the worldWith the explosion of sequence and structural information available to researchers, the field of bioinformatics is playing.