Somehow Jonathan Eisen missed it. A title for an interactive graphic in the New York Times was: "Mapping the Human 'Diseaseome.'" Once pointed out to him, he bestowed upon it his latest award. "What does diseasome actually mean? I do not know. And it does seem really unnecessary to me," he blogs.
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