"I found this to be an excellent book, and would not hesitate to recommend it to advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students."
Saturnino Luz, Computing Reviews
"[Those] with an adequate knowledge of bioinformatics may benefit from this book since the accompanying Perl source code can be easily extended and deployed... The structure of each chapter [is] simple and easy to follow."
Raymond Wan, University of Melbourne for SIGACT News
This textbook explains how to write Perl computer programs to process the DNA data and other kinds of data coming from the Human Genome Project and similar sources. With minimal prerequisites, the author explains the biological background for many of the basic computational problems arising in molecular biology, develops models for their solution, then introduces the Perl concepts needed to implement those solutions. Computer programmers and biologists alike can use this book to prepare themselves to work in this exciting field.