Systems Biology Has Its Backers and Attackers
Fogarty, Mignon, The Scientist
Revolution or buzzword du jour, pundits ponder a pervasive term | By Mignon Fogarty
Though coined 40 years ago,1 a lot of people still ask, "What's that?" when the term systems biology comes up. "It is used in so many different contexts, nobody is really clear what you mean by it," says John Yates III, a professor at the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, Calif. He's not the only one stumped by the term's meaning. David Placek, president of Sausalito, Calif.-based Lexicon Branding, a company that cooks up names for pharmaceutical products such as Velcade and Meridia, says he's not so hot on the moniker. "Systems biology is just so general that it could apply to many things. …
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Publication information: Article title: Systems Biology Has Its Backers and Attackers. Contributors: Fogarty, Mignon - Author. Magazine title: The Scientist. Volume: 17. Issue: 19 Publication date: October 6, 2003. Page number: 27. © The Scientist, Inc. Feb 2009. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.