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a: Genomics ~
b: astronomy

What: "Sydney closed his talk by making a fun analogy where genomics is like astronomy and thus should have been called "genomy." He supported his analogy by noting that astronomy has astro physic and genomics has genetics. Both are quantitative and measure history and evolution. Astronomy also has astrology, the prediction of an individual's future from the stars. Similarly, folks would like to predict an individual's future from their genes and suggested we call this work "Genology," since it has the same kind of scientific foundation as astrology."

Writer: Sydney Brenner
Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Apr 29 2013 4:22 PM

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