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Systems Biology is changing the way biology is done. Is it a fad or is it effective? This blog tracks current happenings and helps you stay on top of the field. You can find a list of relevant papers at systems biology paper watch Have you heard a talk or read a paper in bioinformatics / systems biology you would like to tell other people about? Email: and get the word out!

Friday, September 29, 2006

The Connectivity Map: Using Gene-Expression Signatures to Connect Small Molecules, Genes, and Disease Lamb et. al. Including Lander E.S. and Golub T.R. Science Sept 29th 2006
In this work this team exploits the information from 564 human affy microarrays in the profiling of 164 different drugs. They find some drugs work similarly as well as differently. They make a website so you can (with some difficulty and registration) explore the similarities between other drugs.
Thats it.
What a way to blow half a million dollars on something a monkey (with a bachelors degree in Biology) could do.
I guess, if you got it flaunt it :)