In the 1997 science fiction thriller <a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0119177/">Gattaca</a>, Ethan Hawke's character fights to make a life for himself in a world where pervasive genetic testing and manipulation has left the imperfect by the wayside. At the time, it was easy to dismiss the film as a futuristic flight of fancy, not an issue that people would be facing in the next 10 years. After all, the Humane Genome Initiative already had spent years trying to sequence a single man's DNA, and had years left to go.
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This week <a href="http://www.cio.com/article/365513/subject/Cisco+Systems+Inc.">Cisco Systems</a> announced a new messaging protocol intended to allow developers to integrate client/server applications without the overhead of traditional protocols such as <a href="http://www.cio.com/article/104007/How_to_Navigate_a_Sea_of_SOA_Standards">SOAP</a>. The new protocol, Etch, was introduced at a developer's conference covering the new 2.5 release of the Cisco Unified Application Environment (CUAE). Etch is slated to go into beta release this summer.