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University of New Brunswick Saint John computer scientist Chris Baker

University of New Brunswick Saint John computer scientist Chris Baker is part of a group of Canadian scientists who have received $927,000 to develop better IT resources for biomedical researchers.

Credit: Chris Baker / New Brunswick Telegraph-Journal

Canadian scientists are developing Canadian Bioinformatics Resources as Semantic Services, a suite of information technology tools designed to aid researchers in locating the online resources the government has made available to the industry.

Biomedical researchers will be able to describe data by words as well as by relationships. For example, they could enter "produces protein product" if they wanted to know how to convert a DNA sequence into a protein sequence, according to University of New Brunswick Saint John computer scientist Chris Baker.

Baker sees the Canadian Bioinformatics Resources as Semantic Services as advancing biomedical research in all areas. "The people who are doing research into new areas, they'll be able to do their jobs faster," Baker says. "New discoveries will be made faster because of it."

From New Brunswick Telegraph-Journal
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