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Genetic Linkage

Precision Medicine Initiative: Ricki's Pick for Breakthrough of the Year

December 17, 2015

Tags: Precision Medicine Initiative, DNA, human genome, Francis Collins, President Obama

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‘Tis the season for Science magazine to name their Breakthrough of the Year, a designation that typically irks me because it implies that science happens suddenly and we all know that of course it doesn’t.

FROM MAN TO MOLECULE TO BREAKTHROUGH
The Breakthrough of the Year began as the Molecule of the Year, which began in 1989 inspired by Time Magazine’s Man of the Year, before said magazine realized that half of us are female. Early Molecules of the Year included such celebrities as p53 and nitric oxide. (more…)

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