10. Evolutionary Trends and Central Dogma of Informatics
Published Online: 12 OCT 2010
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Mathematics of Bioinformatics: Theory, Practice, and Applications
How to Cite
He, M. and Petoukhov, S. (2010) Evolutionary Trends and Central Dogma of Informatics, in Mathematics of Bioinformatics: Theory, Practice, and Applications, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470904640.ch10
- Published Online: 12 OCT 2010
- Published Print: 17 DEC 2010
Book Series Editors:
- Yi Pan and
- Albert Y. Zomaya
Print ISBN: 9780470404430
Online ISBN: 9780470904640
- molecular biology
Informatics is evolving and being transformed. Many boundaries among science, engineering, and social systems are cross-linked in the face of combinations of knowledge and tools. This chapter proposes a general concept of data, information, and knowledge, and then places the main focus on the process and transition from data to information and then to knowledge. It presents the concept of the central dogma of informatics, in analogy to the central dogma of molecular biology. The technology and information sciences is classified into three principal phases of evolution: (1) physical information science and technology (nonorganic/nonliving material-based); (2) biological information science and technology (organic/living material-based); and (3) societal information science and technology.
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