And he has chosen, get ready
Proposed neologism: "Omnigenomics"All I can say, as I did in the comments on his blog, is
Etymology: Latin "omnis" (all or everything) + genomics (study of genomes)
Sample usage: "What do you do?" / "Omnigenomics" / "What's that?" / "I study the total amount of DNA in different species of animals, which includes genes and all the other sequences, most of which are non-coding and..."
NoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooAnd for this full slide down the slippery slope of omics words, T. Ryan Gregory is the recipient of my fourth "Worst New Omics Word Award." Check out previous winners:diseasome, ethomics, and Museomics. (I note if you look through Google results, domain names with omnigenomics in them have been registered previously and then allowed to expire. Those were good deaths. Hope the resurrection is short lived).
Oh my, I didn't have any speech ready.. Oh, uh, I want to thank Jonathan, of course, and, um, all the fans of omnigenomics research...ReplyDelete
BTW -- great idea: omnigenomics.org now registered!
(Oh, and pretty rich posting that on phylogenomics.blogspot.com)ReplyDelete
Almost registered that and then was going to sell it to you ...ReplyDelete
Isn't it kinda like the Department of Redundancy Department? How is it different from genomics?ReplyDelete
My first reaction to the Genomicron posting was "hey, that's the study of my cat's genome" (her name is Omni) ... I got sick of -omics terms several years ago, when the journal Microbial & Comparative Genomics (nee Genome Science and Technology) rose from the grave as OMICS: A Journal of Integrative Biology. The whole thing reminds me of the rage for coining new "-somes" back in the 1970s and 1980s, with replisomes, primosomes, secretosomes, spliceosome, etc., leading me to coin alledgeosome ;-)ReplyDelete
Guy -- send us blood from your cat, and we'll measure it!ReplyDelete
No go on the Omni blood -- but I think she'd be happy to extract some of mine! Sorry for diverting this thread ...ReplyDelete