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Executive Summary

Biology is rapidly becoming an information science. Scientific advances require wet lab and field investigations - indeed, that is the sine qua non of science. But informatics is rapidly becoming a necessary, but not sufficient, component of the biological scientific endeavor. Given this, the authors still find ourselves expending thousands of programmer hours and millions of dollars on tying together low-throughput, one-off, integration operations across the thousands of data and service providers on the web. This wastes effort and hinders discovery.

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