Tree of Life on Tee Vee

It isn’t every day that something we think about a lot–software in biology–gets mentioned on TV. So I thought I’d bring this to the attention of other people who might like to see that :)

Charlie Rose interviewed Michael Novacek, Paul Nurse, and Edward O. Wilson about biodiversity and the threats to it as we continue to burden the planet in a variety of ways. But within this interview they refer to the Tree of Life project. We’ve talked about it before, and I’m glad to hear bioinformatics software presented as a hopeful aspect of an otherwise dire discussion.

I’ll try to embed the interview here, but if that doesn’t work please head over to the web site to see it properly: http://www.charlierose.com/view/content/9747

Visit the Tree of Life project: http://www.tolweb.org/tree/