Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Trying to track down source of cartoon about coining "ome" words #badomics

I have this cartoon of direct relevance to my crusade to end the use of badomics words.  I have been trying to track where it came from for - like - ever.  And though I did not want to post it without getting permission I have decided to do so to try and track it's source.  Here it is


I note - I tried using Google Image search (see a discussion of how to do this here) and it finds some other versions of this cartoon online but none of them have a source for it either.  

So - does anyone out there know where this came from?


11 comments:

  1. hmm...

    a google search for the text yields this:
    http://cmbi.bjmu.edu.cn/news/0211/43.htm

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  2. interesting ... for some reason my google search with the text did not find that ... but I would bet the cartoon went with that article

    thanks

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  3. I always thought it was when your acronym was used in papers, sans citation (PCR, BLAST, etc)

    ;-)

    The Other Jim

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  4. Referomics...citomics....no, no, that way lies madness!!

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  5. TinEye yields nothing:
    http://www.tineye.com/search/a17c7dd5eb0e10dcfbe86427afc9763230423fbe/

    Igor

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  7. funny that the crusade to end the use of bad-omics has become c-omics

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  8. Having something named after you. Smith-Waterman algorithm. Dayhoff matrix. Krebs cycle. Mendelian inheritance. And, of course, eisenomics http://eisenomics.wordpress.com/

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  9. One I am waiting to see is "fam-omics"...as we're seeing that, at least for now, taking a good family history is about as informative as any genome wide scan for complex diseases

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  10. Did you use Google images?

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  11. I recently went to a talk on "extracellular matridomics": the study of all the components of the extracellular matrix. (So why not just say that you study the extracellular matrix?)

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