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Genome Technology regularly peruses lists of recently funded grant proposals. Some proposals strike us as, shall we say, curious applications of science — which got us wondering about the proposals that are passed over. Here are a few examples of grant proposals that definitely wouldn’t make it through the funding triage.

 

Functional Genomics of Athlete’s Foot: How to Increase Activity, Robustness in Fungus

 

BAM! vs WHAM!: The Comparative Genomics of Emeril and George Michael

 

Using Serum and Proteomic Biomarkers to Identify Specimen Attractiveness in Humans

 

Training Grant in Computational Elmo Genomics

 

Block the Message: Using siRNAs to Inhibit Rude, Inadvertently Sent E-mails

 

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