YAGGP? – Yet another gratuitous genomics plot?

After my talk at Future of Genomic Medicine 2013 meeting last week a few people asked if I would post these slides on my blog. So here they are:

As part of my talk last week I started off showing this slide:

Such figures are part of many genomics talks 

But this was not about sequencing growth / improvements.  Instead it was about hits for the word “microbiome” in Pubmed.

Of course, there are more papers today than ever so it is important to do some sort of control search.  

So I chose to search for “Elvis” in an homage to an old story on protein sequences:

The results clearly prove that studies of the microbiome are on the rise …

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

3 thoughts on “YAGGP? – Yet another gratuitous genomics plot?”

  1. I was just curious about the small bump on Elvis, around 2011 and found a couple of interesting papers (or at least very good titles):

    The potato chip really does look like Elvis! Neural hallmarks of conceptual processing associated with finding novel shapes subjectively meaningful.

    The next step is a paper with the word microbiome and Elvis on the title!


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