I am a biologist, and I can tell you that's about the same error rate as other sequencing methods. But, like all things, there are a lot of variables to consider (such as inital sample quality and source) And for any research, sequencing should be repeated and compared (which is done).
An anonymous readerwrites "On Friday the wonderfully customer centric AirTran decided to remove a family of 9 US born Muslims after a comment between two family members regarding how close to the Jet engine they had been seated. The wonderful part is that after the FBI cleared the family 2 hours later, AirTran refused to fly the family, and refused to rebook them on their way from Washington to Orlando, Florida. The family purchased additional tickets on US Airways later that day, after AirTran requested that the irate father be escorted from their booking podiums by security. This whole story highlights the pathetic customer service we are getting from the Airlines these days — they actually treat us like criminals first and ask questions later. Just don't get me started on Delta." It's nice to see that stupidity still knows no bounds.
Mike writes "Recently San Francisco, San Jose, and Oakland unveiled a massive concerted effort to become the electric vehicle capitol of the United States. The Bay Area will be partnering with Better Place to create an essential electric vehicle infrastructure, marking a huge step towards the acceptance of electric vehicles as a viable alternative to those that run on fossil fuels." Inhabitat.com has some conceptual illustrations and a map showing EV infrastructure, such as battery exchange stations, stretching from Sacramento to San Diego — though this is far more extensive than the Bay Area program actually announced, which alone is estimated to cost $1 billion.
isntwargreat writes "Seems like Americans love to talk about making change in America, but there are some things (such of as the constitution, or the structure of the government) that are never touched on.... How would you change America if you could change just about anything? What are the obstacles that would prevent current American society from making these changes? Can democratic movements (such as the mass organization of people via the Internet) bring about these sorts of changes? If so, How??? And most importantly, since this is Slashdot, how does technology fit into all of it?"