The current male bias in biomedical research should be eliminated. The large sex differences in incidence and progression of diseases mean that sex-biased factors are an untapped source of factors that protect from disease. Greater understanding will come from intensified study of the "sexome," which is the sum of sex-biased effects on gene networks and cell systems. The global search for sites and mechanisms of sex-specific regulation in diverse tissues will provide unanticipated insights into physiological regulation and targets for novel therapies.That is without a doubt the worst omics word I have ever seen. All my previous posts about bad omics words pale in comparison (though I encourage you to read them: Worst New Omics Word Award and bad omics word of the day).
Thursday, March 22, 2012
OMG - Without a doubt the worst omics word ever - The Sexome
I really have nothing to say here. I just got pointed to a new paper by Thiago Venancio. The paper is - I kid you not: Understanding the Sexome: Measuring and Reporting Sex Differences in Gene Systems. I don't have access to the paper but here is the abstract which is all you need