February 18, 2004


The Quest for Complex Genes
Cover Story: Genetic sleuths are homing in on genes for complex diseases with the help of new, and some not so new, tools and strategies.
By Malorye A. Branca

A Perfect 10?
Oracle's new 10g database comes complete with bells and whistles that only industrial-strength, compute-savvy life scientists will appreciate.
By Mark D. Uehling

Strategic Insights: Clinical Genomics

Proteomics Goes Cellular
Tissue microarrays save on material and reagents but are also helping save the lives of cancer patients.
By Patrick Schneider

Pathology Goes Molecular
New technologies are enabling clinical diagnostic labs to move toward more personalized cancer therapies.
By Thomas Baer


Hot Seat
Scientists as CEOs
Bill Gates wannabes line up, intent on proving their smarts in the boardroom, but few stay long.

Conversation: Jason Mollé
Smokin' Supercomputing
Paracel's president talks to Kevin Davies about solving the IT challenges of biological analysis.

A Guide to GeneMatcher
Paracel's VP of product management Joseph Borkowski explains the history and attributes of GeneMatcher.

Company to Watch
Quantum Dot Thinks Big
Quantum Dot's glowing Qdot semiconductor crystals light up cell analysis and diagnostics.

Market Compass
On the Up and Up
Market values increase as discovery companies outpace their tools counterparts in the fourth quarter.


News & Analysis 

Lee Hood Highlights MIT Meeting

Genasense Faces Identity Crisis

Document System Saves Scientists’ Time

Biogen Speed-Reads a Haystack

Molecular Snipers Eye Multiple Targets

IDC Launches Life Science Subsidiary


New Products 


First Base | Kevin Davies
It's Showtime!
The 2004 Bio·IT World Conference + Expo promises to be our most exceptional event yet.

Inside the Box | Michael Athanas
A Preventable Informatics Crime
Why are you still blowing big bucks on SMP machines?

Fully Equipped | By Robert M. Frederickson
Just Bead It 
MPSS can help address the limitations of microarrays.

The Dodge Retort... | John Dodge
IT Solutions for IV Errors 
Electronic medical records are nearly under way at Dana-Farber but are needed at clinics of all kinds.