No-Boundary Thinking in Bioinformatics Research

Xiuzhen Huang, Arkansas State University
Barry Bruce, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Alison Buchan, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Clare Bates Congdon, University of Southern Maine


Currently there are definitions from many agencies and research societies defining “bioinformatics” as deriving knowledge from computational analysis of large volumes of biological and biomedical data. Should this be the bioinformatics research focus? We will discuss this issue in this review article. We would like to promote the idea of supporting human-infrastructure (HI) with no-boundary thinking (NT) in bioinformatics (HINT).