Wednesday, April 12, 2006

But who's counting

In business news, Gen ID Labservices, Inc., "a diversified medical testing company that seeks to provide physicians with more necessary and personalized treatment data, individualized towards patients and based on genetic screening technologies," announced it "will . . . be cloning the entire H5N1 influenza virus genome (all three RNA segments)."

What's so impressive about this is that the virus has eight RNA segments and they will be cloning all three of them.