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In the past few years we've seen a revolution taking place in the life sciences, a revolution driven by information technology, which has become the engine of experimental biology. As a result, we are seeing the convergence of information technology and the biological sciences, a convergence that will affect the way we live and that holds the potential to greatly improve the quality and effectiveness of medical care. Perhaps the term "life sciences" is new to you. The life sciences market includes the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, genomic, e-health, and agri-science industries. This market is essentially dedicated to drug discovery, to understanding genomics, proteomics, structural biology, and emerging areas associated with the study of metabolic regulation, as well as focusing on improving health care as we move toward e-health. The focus by IT vendors on the lif... (more)