Anthony Fejes has been hanging out in the bioinformatics sub-reddit and noticed the same question coming up there over and over again: How do I become a bioinformatician?

At his blog, he offers some advice to aspiring bioinformaticians. First, though, Fejes says there isn't one path to becoming a bioinformatician, though they certainly have to have a grasp of basic programming, cell biology, and math or statistics.

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