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Bioinformatics Algorithms

An Active Learning Approach 3rd Edition

By Phillip Compeau
Print Versions
Price: $89.95

Format: Hardcover
ISBN 13: 9780990374633
Trim Size: 7" x 9"

A light-hearted and analogy-filled companion to the authors’ popular online courses, Bioinformatics Algorithms – An Active Learning Approach presents students with a dynamic approach to learning bioinformatics. It strikes a unique balance between practical challenges in modern biology and fundamental algorithmic ideas, thus capturing the interest of biology ad computer students alike.

Each chapter begins with a central biological question, such as “Are There Fragile Regions in the Human Genome?” or Which DNA Patterns Play the role of Molecular Clocks?: and then steadily develops the algorithmic sophistication required to answer this question. Hundreds of exercise are incorporated directly into the text as soon as they are needed: readers can test their knowledge through automated coding challenges on Rosalind ( an online platform for learning bioinformatics.

The textbook website ( directs readers toward additional educational materials, including video lectures and PowerPoint slides.

Volume 1 and 2 are now out-of-print and no longer available. We regret any inconvenience this may cause.