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There are two areas where you can jump in more easily with a CS/software background. Many companies are building informatics/analysis pipelines. That’s likely closer to what you know and you can pick up enough biology along the way.

Alternatively there’s a lot of algorithm/classifier development you could jump into.

It’s usually easier going the other way though. Biology is a complex beast.




To be more specific, the first company I worked at had three co-founders; an algorithms person, a functional biology expert, and someone with experience in building software teams. The first two came from academia.




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