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Tuesday, Feb 26, 2002

bioware fair

"But it's not just the research data itself that is at the center of the tug of war between corporations and scientists. When working with data as complex and vast as the human genome, the software tools necessary to manipulate that data are as important as the genetic code itself. A whole new science of "bioinformatics" -- a flowering of software and hardware explicitly designed to analyze genomic information at blisteringly fast speeds -- has arisen, operating at the intersection of computers and biology."