Big Science may be making headway according to scientists, but an article in US News and World Report disparages the whoppingly expensive Cancer Genome Project as only being a pilot that hasn't quite gotten off the ground due to flat funding and "cultural resistance to strategically directed big science." With a budget of $100 million, TCGA is "a costly effort even by genomics standards," writes Daniel MacArthur at Genetic Future. But, "it's hard to think of a recent Big Science project in human genetics that hasn't exceeded expectations, to the horror of its inevitable early detractors," he says.
What's Bigger, Operating Cost or Number of Authors?
Jul 16, 2008