Insights into the in-silico research: Current scenario, advantages, limits, and future perspectives

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Theoretical analysis, In silico, Docking, Molecular dynamics


In silico refers to tests or simulations carried out on a computer or by theoretical analysis, as opposed to "in vivo" (in a real organism) or "in vitro" (in a laboratory). This sort of study has applications in many domains, including drug discovery and development, genetics, and bioinformatics. Many benefits of using in silico methods include the capacity to run tests more rapidly and at a lower cost, as well as test ideas that would be difficult or impossible to test in vivo or in vitro. However, it should be noted that the outcomes of in silico trials should be confirmed by experimental or observational investigations. In silico research is predicted to play an important role in many fields of study in the future, providing vital insights and allowing researchers to solve complex challenges and make educated decisions. This work provides an overview of in silico research, including the current scenario, advantages, several applications, limitations, and future perspectives.


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Yusuf, M. (2023). Insights into the in-silico research: Current scenario, advantages, limits, and future perspectives. Life in Silico, 1(1), 13–25. Retrieved from