10. Evolutionary Trends and Central Dogma of Informatics

  1. Matthew He1 and
  2. Sergey Petoukhov2

Published Online: 12 OCT 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470904640.ch10

Mathematics of Bioinformatics: Theory, Practice, and Applications

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

Author Information

  1. 1

    Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA

  2. 2

    Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 12 OCT 2010
  2. Published Print: 17 DEC 2010

Book Series:

  1. Bioinformatics: Computational Techniques and Engineering

Book Series Editors:

  1. Yi Pan and
  2. Albert Y. Zomaya

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470404430

Online ISBN: 9780470904640

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Keywords:

  • informatics;
  • molecular biology

Summary

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.

Controlled Vocabulary Terms

biochemistry; bioinformatics