Editorial GuidePhilosophy of Science

Omic Empiricism

See allHide authors and affiliations

Science Signaling  28 Apr 2009:
Vol. 2, Issue 68, pp. eg6
DOI: 10.1126/scisignal.268eg6

eLetters is an online forum for ongoing peer review. Submission of eLetters are open to all. Please read our Terms of Service before submitting your own eLetter.

Compose eLetter

Plain text

  • Plain text
    No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
Author Information
First or given name, e.g. 'Peter'.
Your last, or family, name, e.g. 'MacMoody'.
Your email address, e.g. higgs-boson@gmail.com
Your role and/or occupation, e.g. 'Orthopedic Surgeon'.
Your organization or institution (if applicable), e.g. 'Royal Free Hospital'.
Statement of Competing Interests

This question is for testing whether or not you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.

Vertical Tabs

  • Paradigm Shift

    We enjoyed reading David Searls's essay "Omic Empiricism." As working scientists, we are constantly faced with the dilemma of when to use omics and when to go with more specific and sensitive methods. Our own bias is that we are using the wrong paradigm (an applications problem), when applying genomic data to biologic problems. This is particularly true when using data that do not take into account the cellular context—the cell...

    Show More
    Competing Interests: None declared.

Stay Connected to Science Signaling