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More than seven years ago, Austin at Not Ranting — Honestly contemplated the meanings of "-ome" and "-omics" at a time when resistance to this rhetoric was "useless." In a 2003 Physiology News piece, Austin wrote that "'ome is one of those made-up words, more and more common nowadays, produced by taking a sensible word – like 'transcription or 'protein or 'physiology' – and tagging '-ome' on the end. This instantly turns it into something incredibly modern-sounding but whose precise meaning no one understands. Transcriptome. Proteome.

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The UK and the European Union have come to a sticking point in the negotiation of how the UK might remain involved in the Horizon Europe research program, the Guardian reports.

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