Every year, the Microsoft store in San Francisco throws an AIDS benefit entitled Tails of the City. They give artists and designers a Microsoft basic mouse to be made into sculptures that are auctioned. My mouse this year was a translucent rubber casting with an embedded $5,000 microarray from Incyte Genomics that contains the entire mouse genome on it. It’s this technology that is changing the pharmacuetical industry and, ironically, saving millions of white lab mice from being used for testing. The mouse pad is a GEM scan, the microarray’s output for an experiment.


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