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The resulting drug-target interaction network for all structurally characterized approved drugs bound to putative M.tb receptors, we refer to as the ‘TB-drugome’
Figure 2. A protein-drug interaction network to illustrate similarities between the binding sites of M.tb proteins (blue), and binding sites containing approved drugs (red). From Kinnings SL, Xie L, Fung KH, Jackson RM, Xie L, et al. (2010) The Mycobacterium tuberculosis Drugome and Its Polypharmacological Implications. PLoS Comput Biol 6(11): e1000976. doi:10.1371/journal.pcbi.1000976
A Robot is introduced here, waveomics, which provides the first example of allowing experimental data from multiple sources to be queried and shared in the Google Wave environment.
The concept is not so bad in principle – the author Neil Swainston (who has done some cool things – check out his blog and his slideshare presentations and his Academia.Edu page for some detail) was trying to design tools for streaming genomics data in Google Wave. So this is not a critique of Neil or his work, just of the word waveomics.
Thankfully, in many ways, Google Wave is going extinct. I guess we should wave good bye to waveomics too.
Another area of importance is genetically determined vaccine-associated adverse events, which we have called ‘adversomics’
(Note – this was supposed to be published tomorrow but clicked the wrong button – so we will have two today – yay)
And here is a doozy. The bad omics word of the day is … Bibliome. See for example, the source of all knowledge (Wikipedia): Bibliome – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Which also refers to some other related omics words the literaturome and the textome. Now, every one at once, 1,2, 3, groan.
Back to the bibliome which is described in Wikipedia as follows:
The first uses seem to be in and around 2001. See this article from Nature Reviews Genetics in 2001 Mining the bibliome. And another one with a very similar title in EMBO in 2002: Mining the Bibliome (with some other words in the title). And another one in Pharmacogenomics entitled Mining the bibliome.
And though I would have thought and hoped that it would not get used much it has shown up here and there for a while (see for example Ten thousand views of bioinformatics: a bibliome perspective.).
So here is a question – what exactly is “the totality of biological text corpus”? And does this thing, whatever it is, need an omics word?
Hat tip to @rdmpage and others for pointing this one out.
From: Dietary reference values of individual micronutrients and nutriomes for genome damage prevention: current status and a road map to the future — Fenech, 10.3945/ajcn.2010.28674D — American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
I have no real clue what that means.
I confess, going to skip this paper. So I will not figure out if there is some clearer meaning. But here’s a guess – the word is unnecessary.