Ryan Gregory takes a page out of Jonathan Eisen's book (Eisen of the recent New Yorker fame) and points out a paper that is "overselling genomics." The paper, published in The Plant Genome, is entitled "A Genome May Reduce Your Carbon Footprint" and the abstract says that the "article will consider more closely the impact of very cheap sequence data (approximately 1USD per genome) on improvement of switchgrass." To which Gregory says, "Wow, $1 per genome? That would be sweet!"
Genomes Go Green!
May 13, 2009