According to Bob Tepper, President of R&D at Millennium Pharmaceuticals, based on what researchers have gathered from sequencing the human genome, all humans are 99.9 percent identical to each other, but we're 50 percent identical to a banana.
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Kicking off the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Emerging Technologies Conference this...
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With few exceptions, most everyone I know that's even tangentially connected with software development...
Security expert Bruce Schneier writes about the cyptography...