An Overblown Analogy....

a: Functional genomics ~
b: weather forecasting in the 21st century

What: "Now, imagine if instead you could have data from all around the globe. You would see the tropical storm brewing in the Gulf of Mexico or the cold front coming from the Arctic. That's how your forecast gets really accurate, because the weather in Denver is affected by these global events. The same can be said about the study of genes involved in cancer. Looking at a single cancer gene at the time is of limited use. To fully understand the behavior of cancer cells, we must study entire gene networks, even the entire genome of a cancer cell."

Writer: Joaquin Espinosa, Ph.d
Date: Apr 29 2013 4:20 PM

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