Complexity in Common Diseases: Big Biology for All

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Science Translational Medicine  31 Mar 2010:
Vol. 2, Issue 25, pp. 25cm11
DOI: 10.1126/scitranslmed.3000882


The Commentary of Mills and Sykes in Science Translational Medicine presented their thesis on the advent of high-throughput technologies and the dangers they may represent for the future of biomedical research. In response, we argue that true progress on the diagnosis and treatment of common human diseases will require the advent of big biology and its deep integration with focused research as practiced in both academic and industrial institutions.


  • Citation: J. R. Lamb, N. W. Gibson, Complexity in common diseases: Big biology for all. Sci. Transl. Med. 2, 25cm11 (2010).

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