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Bioinformatics dogma asserts that all-atom representations, capable of encoding details such as disulfide bridging and post-translationally modified amino acids, are too unwieldy to be of practical use. In this presentation, we show how recent advances in computer power, software algorithms and storage technology require us to question this precept. We show how InChI, InChI keys and canonical SMILES can be generated for the largest known proteins, and even for nucleic acid sequences as large as viral and prokaryotic genomes. Indeed, unique identifiers derived from all-atom nucleic acid representations, allow the capture of epigenetic methylation information and circular DNA; feats that are impossible with the one-letter codes used by bioinformaticians. These unique identifiers allow the linking of mature antibodies to the unique identifiers of the plasmids used to express them. Finally, we discuss the possibility of polymer-specific implementations/optimizations of standard InChI, by showing how InChIs and InChI keys may be generated efficiently for specific classes of polymer with over a million atoms.