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Volume 18 Supplement 12

Selected articles from the 12th International Symposium on Bioinformatics Research and Applications (ISBRA 2016): bioinformatics


Publication of this supplement has not been supported by sponsorship. Information about the source of funding for publication charges can be found in the individual articles. The articles have undergone the journal's standard peer review process for supplements. The Supplement Editors declare that they have no competing interests.

Minsk, Belarus5-8 June 2016

Edited by Alex Zelikovsky, Ion Mandoiu and Pavel Skums

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