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'Validation' in genome-scale research

Timothy R Hughes

Author Affiliations

Banting and Best Department of Medical Research, Department of Molecular Genetics, and Centre for Cellular and Biomolecular Research, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON M5S 3E1, Canada

Journal of Biology 2009, 8:3  doi:10.1186/jbiol104

Published: 26 January 2009


The individual 'validation' experiments typically included in papers reporting genome-scale studies often do not reflect the overall merits of the work.