Bioinformatics Gains a Foothold on US Campuses: 30 Universities Now Offer Degrees | GenomeWeb

Until recently, aspiring bioinformaticists were faced with few educational options. With only a handful of formal bioinformatics degree programs to choose from through the 1980s and most of the 1990s, the greater part of the field’s present workforce is made up of biologists or computer scientists who were able to bridge the gap between the two fields in a number of ways — through self-teaching, acquiring multiple degrees, or individualized tracks within biology or computer science degree programs.

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