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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!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Something interesting in my mail today:

A British bioinformatician wants to open discussion about the greatest biological discovery made possible by bioinformatics. He has just launched a "brainstorming competition" with a small cash prize to stoke discussion. Kaggle is hosting the "brainstorming competition" at:

For me, bioinformatics hasnt made any *single* great discovery, but has actually enabled countless discoveries through advances in sequence comparison (blast of course), network analysis, microarrays, proteomics. All of these fields have been critical components of biological discoveries in the last 10-20 years which have built on these technologies.