The failure of genomics in biology

Mark Viney

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We live in the age of genomics and have discovered hundreds of thousands of genes of which we understand almost nothing: genomics has failed biology. We need to understand what genes do, something that we have stopped studying. Parasites are different from free-living species, and so they will have genes with novel functions, which we will only discover by studying this directly, not by doing genomics.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)319-21
Number of pages3
JournalTrends in Parasitology
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2014


  • Animals
  • Biology
  • Genomics
  • Parasites


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