In a blog post for Nodalpoint, Duncan Hull takes a moment to imagine a shiny, happy world where the Google geniuses offer metabolic maps. "When it comes to charting and understanding metabolic pathways, we're still at the 'here be dragons' stage of bio-cartography," he writes, envisioning a better world where scientists could "effortlessly swish around the metabolome / proteome / genome / [insert-your-favourite]ome."

 

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