During the past decade advanced computing technologies have revolutionizedlife sciences and medical research. The changes are not only dramatic, but theyhave affected virtually everyone in life sciences. Information technology isaccelerating the drug discovery and testing process. Most current books onbioinformatics either lack technical depth, or focus on a specific narrow topic.Jeff Augen's book is the first overview with both broad coverage that doesjustice to the extent of this new field while at the same time having enoughdepth to be of practical use to working professionals. It surveys the mostrecent cutting-edge developments, offering enough technical information to beuseful without overloading the reader or quickly becoming obsolete.