Sun Microsystems has pushed full speed ahead into the life sciences market, partnering with various genomics and bioinformatics firms, including CuraGen, DoubleTwist, Incogen, InforMax, Lion Bioscience, and Rosetta Inpharmatics. Greg Papadopoulos, senior vice president and CTO of Sun, has been instrumental in bringing attention to genomics. GT’s Meredith Salisbury had this exchange with Papadopoulos over e-mail.

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Gene drives might run into biological resistance, the Economist reports.

Forensic experts exhumed painter Salvador Dalí's body to collect DNA for a paternity test, CBS News reports.

Yale Environment 360 writes that synthetic and conservation biologists aren't always on the same wavelength, but they are trying to reach an understanding.

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