So Many Omes | GenomeWeb

So Many Omes

James Gorman announces in The New York Times that "the age of 'omes' is here." The culprit for the spread of omes — from proteome to microbiome and, now, the omome — is genome, a word that he traces back to Hans Winkler in 1920 — but that didn't take off until the 1990s or so. "Various experts had differing ideas on where the suffix came from, but it seems to be one that was made up," Gorman says.

Get the full story

This story is free
for registered users

Registering provides access to this and other free content.

Register now.

Already have an account?
Login Now.

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: transcriptome patterns of Zika-infected cells, updated Comparative Toxicogenomics Database, and more.

BMJ study says that about half of former hematology-oncology regulators now work for industry.

Science should wish PhDs who leave academia well, a Nature editorial says.

New York-based doctors announce the birth of a baby boy whose parents underwent mitochondrial transfer therapy, New Scientist reports.