Book Review: Digital Code of Life

Salon is running a book review on Glyn Moody’s “Digital Code of Life” with subheading ‘tells the story of the bioinformatic revolution: The merging of computers and molecular biology’: ‘…Moody’s last book was “Rebel Code: Linux and the Open Source Revolution,” one of the better books to be written about the free software movement. There are some very significant linkages between the free software movement and bioinformatics. Central to both has been the tension between those who want to share their information (or code) and those who want to keep it secret for proprietary commercial advantage. In the world of cutting-edge genetic research this is a hugely controversial issue…’

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