Bioinformatics is a rapidly growing field that mixes biology with computer science and technology in the analysis of big data. Watch as two students from McMaster University discover the practical uses of bioinformatics in the field of research and healthcare. They discuss the impact of bioinformatics in research with Dr. Andrew McArthur, who is a professor and bioinformatician at McMaster University. They are also shown how to use data processing in medicine at the patient, community, and global levels. This video highlights the benefits of bioinformatics as a tool and potential career path and may inspire you to do some research yourself.