I need a linux distro which is designed for bioinformatics including some bioinformatics tool, a sample database, etc.

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Pretty much any distro will do if you install the right packages. There is a list of most-commonly-used distributions here, also you can follow the Ubuntu Science - Biology guide.

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    OpenDiscovery looks promising. It seems to be based on RedHat - I wonder - why is there nothing based on Scientific Linux?
    – Nils
    Apr 28, 2012 at 19:49

Have a look at the SciTech Fedora Spin and the Scientific KDE Fedora Spin.

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