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Install Perl 5.28.0 with thread on Mac

I would note how to install perl with thread, as I needed it to use RNA Sequencing tool: Trinity [1]. I needed to upgrade Perlbrew [2] itself, as I got an error to install perl.

Upgrade Perlbrew.

$ \curl -L https://install.perlbrew.pl | bash

Check available perl list.

$ perlbrew available

Select latest stable Perl 5.28.0 seeing [3].

$ perlbrew install perl-5.28.0 --thread
$ perlbrew switch perl-5.28.0

$ perl --version | head -2

This is perl 5, version 28, subversion 0 (v5.28.0) built for darwin-thread-multi-2level

Synthetic Biology and Microsoft

I did read the book "The impact of Synthetic Biology". Unfortunately, this book is only written in Japanese.

It's about Synthetic Biology, that is to write a genome. The world first Artificial Cell, Minimal Cell was created by Craig Venter [1] and his team by Minimal genome project [2]. How he and his team achieve it. And Gene Drive, Dual use of a science, SafeGenes program by DARPA [3] (= Reseach Institution by US Department of Defense (= DoD)), and etc.

Geek Power: Steven Levy Revisits Tech Titans, Hackers, Idealists | WIRED

Just ask Bill Gates. If he were a teenager today, he says, he’d be hacking biology. “Creating artificial life with DNA synthesis. That’s sort of the equivalent of machine-language programming,” says Gates, whose work for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has led him to develop his own expertise in disease and immunology.

Clearly Microsoft's presence in biology is higher than before. A bio hackathon event held in Cambridge UK I am going to attend, is sponsored by not only bio companies, but also IT companies Microsoft and ARM.

Tom Knight [4] the software engineer who worked for ARPA-NET is now working for Synthetic Biology as a biologist in MIT. In his lab, AI scientist and Randy Rettberg [5] the Sun Microsystems ex-CTO are working.

I feel the biology's presence has been higher day by day.