#Badomics word of the day & Worst New Omics Word Award: CircadiOmics

Really?  We need this new omics word in this paper?: CircadiOmics: integrating circadian genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics and metabolomics : Nature Methods : Nature Publishing Group

The good news?  I can’t actually get the full text of the paper right now so I can’t read what they say about this word.  The bad news?  A lot.  First, the definition is in the title.  And it is pretty clearly a badomics word.  Also, they seem to be serious that other people should use this word without laughing.  There is a website: http://circadiomics.igb.uci.edu.  Uggh.  This is an unnecessary addition to the biology lexicon.  Why not just saw “genomics of circadian rhythms”?  Does this really need a new word?  I don’t think so.  So I am giving these authors my “Worst new omics word award” though I am not 100% sure how new the word is ..

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Author: Jonathan Eisen

I am an evolutionary biologist and a Professor at U. C. Davis. (see my lab site here). My research focuses on the origin of novelty (how new processes and functions originate). To study this I focus on sequencing and analyzing genomes of organisms, especially microbes and using phylogenomic analysis

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