Seattle Bioinformatics Startup Geospiza Aims for Survival Among the Sequencers | GenomeWeb

SEATTLE--"The essence of bioinformatics is that sequences evolve," said Todd Smith, president of bioinformatics consulting and contracting startup Geospiza, explaining his choice for his company's name. "Geospiza is the genus name for the ground finches that inhabit the Galapagos islands," he said. While Smith picked the name for its allusion to Darwin's groundbreaking research on evolution in the South Seas more than a century ago, his company is focused on cutting-edge technology that aims to contribute to the future of genomic research.

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