Loneliness is an emotion that doesn't always make a lot of sense. Two people may have very similar social lives, and yet one might feel isolated more often than the other -- even when surrounded by people they know and love, who know and love them back.
When a biologist isolates a bacterium and sequences its genome, the results are her intellectual property. She is free to publish the sequence or share it with other biologists in whatever manner she deems appropriate.
"The wall between machines and humans, between computer science and biology, is collapsing and I think the next century and probably the future of life itself will be shaped by this algorithmic view of the world."
While some species are declining or going extinct as a result of climatic changes, others may be able to adapt. Understanding how they do so is important for conservation. Examining how climate change alters species gives us the opportunity to increase our understanding of evolution.