The human description and documentation of life has a long history as early as the ancient civilizations. For centuries, biological information, or information about life was preserved mostly as scientific article, illustrations, or permanent specimens. However, the discovery of the double helix structure of DNA in the 1950s, especially the launch of the Human Genome Project in the 1980s, significantly impacted the way we document information about life. This presentation will discuss the history and major formats of how biological information is documented and preserved, as well as tools to discover curated and archived biological information.
biological information, genomics
Date of this Version
Cai, Chao, "Exploring Biological Information: Document and discover Descriptions of Life" (2021). Libraries Faculty and Staff Presentations. Paper 169.