We seem to be entering a disturbing new era: Omics warfare.
On one side:
“In retrospect, we wonder why we spent millions on the genome”
On the other:
“The notion that this is a first draft of the human metabolome is nonsense”
And in the sensible middle-ground:
In the long run, the best way to predict an individual’s disease risk is likely to come from understanding the biology behind each disease — and that will come from a combination of genomics, proteomics and metabolomics.
Guys, this stuff is too important for your egos to mess it up. Please get over it.
The Human Metabolome Database.