At the Bio-IT conference this week, Microsoft introduced Amalga Life Sciences, according to Bio-IT World. Amalga is part of Microsoft's "plan create a single information highway and data aggregation/modeling platform that spans basic research, clinical trials, health care delivery, and consumer health information needs." With this Microsoft will be targeting academic medical centers, biotechs, and pharma. Consider yourself warned.

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