One of my professors just received a hard drive in the mail from a scientist he works with. The hard drive has 800 gigabytes of human DNA data that needs to be analyzed. Most biologists wouldn't even know how to begin looking at that many billions of lines of information. This is a problem that only bioinformatics can solve.
Both biologists and computer scientists are generally considered 'geeks', and I plead guilty on both counts. To be honest, I find both subjects to be very fascinating. If I'm going to be spending 8 hours per day working for the entirety of my professional life, I might as well be doing something I like, huh?
I'm just thankful for a wife who loves me and supports me. She loves to hear about my studies, even though she doesn't pretend to understand much of it. I am so blessed to have Stephanie as an eternal companion.
Speaking of Stephanie, she's had a few bad days this week. Her nausea hasn't completely gone away yet, but it's not as much of a problem right now as her headaches. We're really hoping that the relief of the second trimester will come soon!
We love you all!