Table of Bioinformatics Systems (Enhanced version) The entire process of discovery and invention is a marriage of inquiry, experimentation, and observation, and the product of learning and extending upon the findings of previous investigations. Many of the major scientific and technological discoveries of the 20th century were in part a product of knowledgeable, intuitive researchers who utilized innovative problem-solving approaches and protocols and had the experimental means and comprehensive access to critical information. Having the experimental means and appropriate information can make the difference between success and failure. A case in point is Watson and Crick's access to Rosalind Franklin's DNA X-ray crystallographic data, which provided key clues toward their elucidation of the three-dimensional (3-D) structure of DNA in 1953. The structure was deduced using a novel experimental approach: the construction of a physical 3-D model of DNA using paper and wire.
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