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How Open Source Biology May Rock Your World

Oct 04, 2008, 14:33 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sam Dean)

[ Thanks to Sakshi Garg for this link. ]

"That's what I need, glow-in-the-dark grass. Seriously, though, sharing biological parts, software related to biotech efforts, and community-driven invention all show promise because we've seen similar open source principles help software flourish. Perhaps it could contribute answers to global warming or lead to alternative fuel sources. At the same time, though, sharing the components of life--especially at the DNA level--is fundamentally different from sharing software components."

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