An -ome is Born

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 19 – In the beginning, there was the genome. Then came the proteome. Now a new ‘-ome’ is poking over the horizon: interactome. 

The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines ‘ome’ as “mass,” and interact as “to act upon one another.” Jeffrey Schloss, program director for technology development coordination at the National Human Genome Research Institute, defines it as “seeing different pathways talk to each other,” specifically protein pathways. 

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