To get a picture of the changes that will affect the molecular biology tools market, all roads lead to Seattle, the home of the four-year-old Institute for Systems Biology and 64-year-old Lee Hood, co-founder of the institute and evangelist for the future of biological investigation.

BioCommerce Week joined Hood at Julia’s Restaurant on Seattle’s Wallingford Ave. for a breakfast of huevos rancheros (sunny-side up), a no-fat latte, and an hour-long discussion of his vision of technology, innovation, and, of course, systems biology.

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