a: Dna sequencing ~
b: going house to house on a map
What: Boyce-Jacino compares BioNanomatrix' technology with Google Maps, in which a user can zoom to different levels of detail. "Currently, DNA sequencing is like going house to house on the map. The problem is that you don't know if you're on Elm Street in Ohio or Elm Street in New Jersey. In the genome, because 'Elm Street' might be duplicated, you need to be able to zoom out a little bit and understand where that sequence goes to make sure you know where you are in the genome."
Writer: Michael Boyce-Jacino
Date: Jul 10 2010 1:49 AM
# 511 Critique Analogy
METAMIA is a free database of analogy and metaphor. Anyone can contribute or search. The subject matter can be anything. Science is popular, but poetry is encouraged. The goal is to integrate our fluid muses with the stark literalism of a relational database. Metamia is like a girdle for your muses, a cognitive girdle.