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Table of Contents: PLOS Computational Biology: Translational Bioinformatics

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'Translational Bioinformatics' is a collection of PLOS Computational Biology Education articles which reads as a "book" to be used as a reference or tutorial for a graduate level introductory course on the science of translational bioinformatics.

Translational bioinformatics is an emerging field that addresses the current challenges of integrating increasingly voluminous amounts of molecular and clinical data. Its aim is to provide a better understanding of the molecular basis of disease, which in turn will inform clinical practice and ultimately improve human health.

The concept of a translational bioinformatics introductory book was originally conceived in 2009 by Jake Chen and Maricel Kann. Each chapter was crafted by leading experts who provide a solid introduction to the topics covered, complete with training exercises and answers. The rapid evolution of this field is expected to lead to updates and new chapters that will be incorporated into this collection.

Collection editors: Maricel Kann, Guest Editor, and Fran Lewitter, PLOS Computational Biology Education Editor.

Download the full Translational Bioinformatics collection here: PDF | EPUB | MOBI

Read PLOS Computational Biology Founding Editor-in-Chief Phil Bourne's blog post: 'Let's make those book chapters open too!'

Collection URL: www.ploscollections.org/translationalbioinformatics

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Education Articles

Chapter 2: Data-Driven View of Disease Biology

Casey S. Greene, Olga G. Troyanskaya

Chapter 4: Protein Interactions and Disease

Mileidy W. Gonzalez, Maricel G. Kann

Chapter 5: Network Biology Approach to Complex Diseases

Dong-Yeon Cho, Yoo-Ah Kim, Teresa M. Przytycka

Chapter 7: Pharmacogenomics

Konrad J. Karczewski, Roxana Daneshjou, Russ B. Altman

Chapter 9: Analyses Using Disease Ontologies

Nigam H. Shah, Tyler Cole, Mark A. Musen

Chapter 10: Mining Genome-Wide Genetic Markers

Xiang Zhang, Shunping Huang, Zhaojun Zhang, Wei Wang

Chapter 11: Genome-Wide Association Studies

William S. Bush, Jason H. Moore

Chapter 12: Human Microbiome Analysis

Xochitl C. Morgan, Curtis Huttenhower

Chapter 14: Cancer Genome Analysis

Miguel Vazquez, Victor de la Torre, Alfonso Valencia

Chapter 16: Text Mining for Translational Bioinformatics

K. Bretonnel Cohen, Lawrence E. Hunter

Chapter 17: Bioimage Informatics for Systems Pharmacology

Fuhai Li, Zheng Yin, Guangxu Jin, Hong Zhao, Stephen T. C. Wong