As we all know the major difference between a bioinformaticist and a bioinformatician is that a bioinformaticist is an expert in developing software, tools, interfaces for effective use of these tools with a pure knowledge of their usage, on the other hand, a bioinformatician is a skilled person with knowledge of the application of these tools and software without a deeper understanding of their workflows. Continue reading “Do we need more bioinformaticists or bioinformaticians?” »
CRISPR/Cas9 system is a recently developed multi-purpose technology for genome editing [1,2] and its tool CRISPR-ERA/Cas9 is widely used as explained in the previous article . The possible applications of this system have been discussed by its developers  and have been successfully applied for genome editing, gene function identification, and for gene therapy in animals and human cells [5-9]. Recently, a group of Chinese researchers has reported the editing of a genome using CRISPR/Cas9 system in human embryo for the first time in history . The team has attempted to remove ‘harmful’ genetic codes to be potentially replaced by the ‘good’ ones. The results are published in Protein & Cell journal  but have opened a topic for debate over crossing the ethics of gene editing. Continue reading “Genome editing of human embryos using CRISPR/Cas9- crossing the ethics of gene editing?” »
Last month we had announced BiR Top 5 Bioinformaticians in India Award. Our announcement was well received with Bioinformatics Review community. We got more nomination entries than expected. After a thorough analysis of all entries, profiles and names we received, we are glad to present the result this endeavor.