Daniel Steinberg comments on Bioinformatics saying optimistically that the field will not have strong focus in 10 years (2012) as it will have the same/similar context as other scientific disciplines.
What is Bioinformatics you say? Well, there are several definitions according to Steinberg, from DNA and protein analysis to computer & biology integration. The Bioinformatics.org website provides two definitions labelled as loose and tight definitions one being,
the use of computers to store, retrieve, analyze or predict the composition or the structure of biomolecules.
The article further explain the field and comments on applications of development, careers in the field, etc.
More info can also be found in the Bioinfomatics website