Empowering beginners in bioinformatics with ChatGPT

Quant Biol. 2023 Jun;11(2):105-108. doi: 10.15302/j-qb-023-0327. Epub 2023 Mar 31.


The impressive conversational and programming abilities of ChatGPT make it an attractive tool for facilitating the education of bioinformatics data analysis for beginners. In this study, we proposed an iterative model to fine-tune instructions for guiding a chatbot in generating code for bioinformatics data analysis tasks. We demonstrated the feasibility of the model by applying it to various bioinformatics topics. Additionally, we discussed practical considerations and limitations regarding the use of the model in chatbot-aided bioinformatics education.

Keywords: ChatGPT; bioinformatics; education; scientific data analysis.