A shift is taking place in science as some investigators move away from the wet lab to the dry, Science's Robert Service observes, and the classic scientists' life of labcoats and gloves, burners and beakers, for many is becoming a life spent shifting between mobile streams of data, the flash drive, and the laptop.

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