emotional and intellectual baggage
So called "science" reporting out of media like the Guardian always makes my skin crawl. Here's wikipedia on Ventner's Mycoplasma laboratorium. And in the wikipedia on Ventner himself I note he helped spur the Human Genome Project---by trying to create a closed-source, fee-for-access version for personal gain. Should that be as damning as it is?
Heh. Maybe not as damning as the fact that I cadged the link from Warren Ellis' blog... I get a lot of my science from sci-fi and comics people...:)Thanks, Robert! I can't decide whether corporate or open-source genomics freak me out more. :) The people are an ass, but businesses have even greater ass potential.
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