I am inspired by @richk , who asked the question, "What is Data Science" here: https://coursera.community/data-science-8/what-is-data-science-106 and has not received an answer yet.

I am in clinical science. I naturally collect data as part of my work and analyse with various statistical methods and some complex mathematical modeling for predictive purposes. Some people categorized what I do as "Bioinformatics" but according to some, such categorization was debatable. Since both

*Bioinformatics*and

*Data Science*fields improved tremendously in the last decade, I am not sure of the categorization of which is which anymore.

*Am I into Data Science as well as Bioinformatics and I may not know it?*

It would be great to receive some opinions and comments from those of you who know about these fields; about their differences and what may qualify as Data Science or as Bioinformatics.

I was not sure if there was only one answer for such a query. So, I post it as discussion to keep it open for everyone to comment freely. Thank you in advance.