Oh God, Google Genome?

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Something about this is a little scary, but then many things associated with Google are a little scary now right? Google in your Genes tells how GOOG will be cloning mini-matt-cutts™ and putting one in every home. Well, not really...

Google is teaming up with Craig Venter (of human genome mapping fame) to use Google's vast computing power to help unlock biology's mysteries, and maybe one day to help you search through your genes. That from the new book "The Google Story." Says Venter: "Working with Google, we are trying to generate a gene catalog to characterize all the genes on the planet and understand their evolutionary development." Yikes. Somewhere a marketer is dreaming of an ad buy with genetic targeting . . . an actuary is working out a gene-insurance rate mash-up

Via Duncan

Added: Is it just me, or is the word "mashup" becoming synonymous with "wanker"?

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Craig Venter

oh dear god, not Venter.

Venter = spawn of satan!

> Is it just me, or is the

> Is it just me, or is the word "mashup" becoming synonymous with "wanker"?

Yep and one to add to the Wank Word Bingo list methinks...

So few words on that list,

So few words on that list, wonder if they need a hand (so to speak)

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