“What’s the Answer?” thread

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BioStar Question of the Week:

What are the classic papers in bioinformatics?
A few years back, I asked a dozen or so colleagues for classic/important papers that every bioinformatician should read as a part of their training. I thought BioStar might be a good place to resuscitate this exercise to get a broader set of candidates and let the community weigh in on what papers make up the bioinformatics “canon”…

Casey starts the ball rolling and offers quite a few, but go over there and check out what the other folks think too. I answered with a Dayhoff paper. Please offer some of your own ideas if you know of some classics. But there are actually many good answers over there already–check it out!

http://biostar.stackexchange.com/questions/3211/what-are-the-classic-papers-in-bioinformatics

2 thoughts on ““What’s the Answer?” thread

  1. Giovanni Dall'Olio

    PLoS Computational Biology has recently launched a series of Perspectives called ‘The roots of bioinformatics’, to illustrate the seminal papers in each of the sub-fields in bioinformatics.

    So far only two articles have been published in the series, but it should be an interesting series to follow.

  2. Mary Post author

    Oh, thanks Giovanni! I had seen the first one but had missed that other one. And funny, I was doing protein structure stuff this morning, so it was a perfect pair.

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