Phenotypic screening is once again popular at many large pharmaceutical companies, as the targeted drug discovery approach is being considered too limiting in certain ways, says Joanne Kotz at SciBX. "Phenotypic screens used to be the mainstay of drug development," Kotz says. Since the 1980s, advances in molecular biology and genomics have led drug companies to use targeted screening method to develop drugs.

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