perrin has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

I'm interested in learning about bioinformatics, with an eye towards future employment opportunities. The obvious O'Reilly book on the subject, "Beginning Perl for Bioinformatics", seems like it's aimed at people who don't already know Perl. I know Perl, and would prefer not to waste time with reviews of how to use references and what not. Should I just buy this book anyway to see examples of the kind of processing involved, or does anyone have any better suggestions about where to look?