Ten years ago, Genome Technology looked into the pharmaceutical industry's plan to use genomic approaches to refine drug discovery efforts. GT spoke with George Poste, former president of R&D and chief science and technology officer for SmithKline Beecham, who was then a consultant for pharmaceutical companies wishing to integrate genomics into drug discovery. Poste told GT that "genomics has totally revolutionized discovery and the validation of targets for discovery."

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