An embarrassment of “-omes”: Which ones matter?

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The following is an editorial summary.

Forget the genome. We’re drowning in -omes — transcriptome, epigenome, fluxome — but how many of these represent useful new categories and how many are little more than overzealous scientists and science writers trying to co-opt the success and notoriety of the big-ticket Human Genome Project? Nature News’s Monya Baker offers a breakdown of all the up-and-coming -omes, as well as a set of criteria to help you distinguish between a “goodome” and a “badome”.

View the original article here: Big biology: The ’omes puzzle

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