Beyond games, beyond movies and even beyond education—there is one sector where Extended Reality can be seen to truly make a difference to life. That is the field of Bioinformatics. For those who dreamed of becoming scientists and improving the quality of living, Bioinformatics offers exciting opportunities. Combining health information and data, it uses computing tools and techniques to analyze large amounts of biological data and come up with solutions that can be applied to critical medical areas such as gene therapy, and early identification and prevention of diseases by processing genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics and metagenomics data, and comparing it with health care data. However, given the large amount of data that is generated through bioinformatics research, it is important to understand what it means before applying it.
XR can be used to construct a seamless UI/UX platform that provides a closer look at nucleic acids and protein products in in-depth 3D. This makes it easier for medical professionals to visualize the Whole Genome Sequencing process.
XR makes it possible to study protein to protein interaction in a simulated setting. This enables prediction of prominent structural domains and identification of drug targets with the aid of biomarkers through homology modeling.
Knowing how the human system reacts to drugs goes a long way towards producing effective medicines with less side effects. Visualizing the drug reaction process via XR makes it possible to identify target-based drug molecules and helps to predict drugs with better bioavailability and less toxicity.