NEW YORK--When bioinformatics was young and biologists were more familiar with gel slides than gel sequencers, the Macintosh point-and-click platform offered an easy entrée to a new world of analysis. Macintosh quickly dominated the world of genetic research and, as technology evolved, it often did so around Mac platforms.
Bioinformatics is no longer young. Mac is no longer the only point-and-click option, and bioinformatics needs are changing. Even Apple admits its emphasis is elsewhere.