Genomics' Hot Streak

Genomics is continuing its sizzling streak, according to a report on influential people in science pulled together by Thomson Reuters.

In a post at the Huffington Post, Christopher King from Thomson Reuters ScienceWatch says that of the 17 "hot" researchers — those with highly cited papers from just the last two years — a dozen are working in genomics.

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