Radare2 and bioinformatics: a good match?

Intro Ahead of this years’ radarecon, pancake nudged me into discussion we both have about how software reverse engineering and bioinformatics compare and might complement each other, if at all. Inspired by Bunnie Huang’s writeups on (computational) biology as a living example of a cross-domain polymath, I’ll attempt to write down some thoughts and pointers on how radare could be used (or not) in bioinformatics and hopefully manage expectations on what’s possible today.