Chapter 7. Data Mining

Structure of the reduced form of Merp, the periplasmic protein from the Bacterial Mercury Detoxification System. PDB entry 1AFI. Image produced with PDB Structure Explorer.

Where is the knowledge we have lost in information?Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge?

T.S. Elliot, “The Rock”

Getting at the hard-won sequence and structure data in molecular biology databases and the functional data in the online biomedical literature is complicated by the size and complexity of the databases. Often, it's assumed—sometimes ...

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