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in thread Stereotypes about perl
About Bioinformatics being open to new programmers - that might be better off as a thread on it's own. Just to get opinions from others out there. My own experience is very limited to what's going on here.. we have a mixture of CS people and Scientists (course, some of the scientists have CS backgrounds as well.. even a bigger plus!).
I think Biology does help.. I can't really generalize on this though.. I'm not sure how other Bioinfo Depts. work.. we have a rather large one and it's split to many mini Bioinfo departments. One is Bioinfo Software Dev, which would work for CS majors - you sort of gather Biology information along the way. But, this as I said before is a mixture of Programmers and Scientists/Programmers. It does help to have the Biology background though...