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How do biologists employ software development as part of the scientific discovery process?

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Computational Skills

Framing Question

How do biologists employ software development as part of the scientific discovery process?

Learning Objectives

  • Write a script to calculate the reverse complement of a nucleotide sequence
  • Write a script to determine reading frames of a nucleotide sequence.
  • Write a script to calculate melting point of double-stranded DNA.
  • Write a script to retrieve the promoter regions for a set of related genes.
  • Write a script to find the longest open reading frame in a given nucleotide sequence
  • Write a script to calculate the reverse complement of a nucleotide sequence.
  • Write a script to convert an RNA sequence to cDNA and to amino acids
  • Write a script to calculate molecular weight and isoelectric point.
  • Write a script to count amino acid frequency.
  • Write a script that compares the relative hydrophilicity/hydrophobicity of two protein sequences.

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