Information theory and evolution

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Information theory as an interdiciplinary field consisting of engineering, physics, bioinformatics, mathematics, and many others started with¬†Claude E. Shannon‘s 1948 paper, “A mathematical theory of communication“. Advancements in this field have been instrumental in improving communication across the world from data storage on disc drives to satellite communcations.¬†

In this blog post, I will briefly go over what information theory is all about in an intuitve way and it’s practical application to the field of bioinformatics and evolution. I am not an expert on information theory, so I welcome any corrections.

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