January/February 2005: Beyond Compare | GenomeWeb

It's hard to imagine a systems biology field expanding more rapidly than comparative genomics. A research area that was barely a glimmer three or four years ago now commands entire tracks, and packed audiences, at many of the top-notch scientific conferences. "There's an explosion" of this field, says Evan Eichler, associate professor at the University of Washington, pointing out that every large-scale sequencing center has started a comparative genomics effort.

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