Gene Is Like A Noun

a: Gene ~
b: noun

What: "In the language of life, each of the ~23,000 genes/proteins encoded by the human genome is like a noun with its own special meaning. The possible interactions and functions of these proteins are akin to verbs. If we want to make real progress in understanding how cells work, a lot more researchers will need to markedly expand their biomolecular vocabularies. Otherwise, we will have a lot of data, but little knowledge."

Writer: s_pelech_kinexus
Date: Jul 31 2011 12:50 PM

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