Omes and Omics. Oh, please stop the growth of the suffixome…?

Yesterday from the Gene Ontology GoFriends mailing list I got notified about Babelomics. The creators describe Babelomics as:

Babelomics is a suite of interconnected tools oriented to the functional annotation of genome-scale experiments. One of the field for which Babelomics is best suited is the analysisn of microarray gene expression experiments. Nevertheless Babelomics is not restricted to this type of data and has been designed for facilitating the interpretation of large-scale experiments.

I think the tools sound terrific. But I just wasn’t sure I could handle another -omic…

And then my email from the HUM-MOLGEN list arrived. I found out about the Variome meeting. The Variome project aims to collect and make available information on human variation that is correct and complete. Another worthy exercise. But another -ome for the collection. I can’t take the growth of the suffixome any more….

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