Judging by citations in the Web of Science database, "genetics is still the hottest area of scientific research," says Thomson Reuters' Science Watch. Topping the authors on the most-cited list is Eric Lander, as he has 10 papers on the "hot list" — it is also Lander's seventh time on the list, according to Science Watch. Other researchers on the list include Francis Collins, Mark Daly, Richard Durbin, Kari Stefansson, and Rick Wilson. "Red-hot" papers from the last year include ones on exome sequencing, copy number variation, metagenomic sequencing of the gut microbiota, and more.
Eric Lander, World's Hottest Researcher
Mar 11, 2011