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B

bioinformatics

the application of computer technology to the understanding and effective use of bio­log­ical and biomedical data


C

controlled vocabulary

a standardized terminology for use in indexing and retrieval of information


I

isoform

a different form of the protein generated by alternative splicing, alternative promoter usage, and alternative translation initiation


M

mutation

an experimentally-induced variation in the protein sequence


V

variant

natural sequence variation in the protein sequence found in a healthy or diseased individual