cistronic – a hybrid that resulted from merging ‘cistron‘ (used interchangeably with the word gene, a cistron is the unit of hereditary material (e.g. DNA) that encodes one protein – thanks Wikipedia!) with ‘informatics‘.
To cut a long story short, I call myself a BioInformatician. The particular kind that was bred by exposing a trained computer scientist extensively to biochemistry, biophysics & genetics. I have a fascination with networks, across all levels of resolution. My approach to science is interdisciplinary by nature. Talking about nature: she, of course, couldn’t care less about peoples’ attempts to stuff it all in labelled boxes. From my experience, if you can look at it from a number of angles and it still makes sense, you probably have a gem of truth in your hands.
Michael Lappe, Ph.D.
P.S.: As Kevin Flynn would put it:
” It’s [all about] bio-digital jazz, man! “