Fun with Pubmed

November 12th, 2010

After seeing Neil’s post about increasingly novel findings in the literature, I decided to modify the code a little bit and do some searches of my own. These graphs show the number of times that each term appeared in either the title or abstract of a article listed in PubMed. I limited the results to the last 60 years (well, okay 59).

First of all, it appears that having achieved better living through chemistry, we’ve moved squarely into the age of biology.

If I want to blend in with the crowd, I should call myself a computational biologist, not a bioinformatician:

Finally, it’s all composed of the same stuff, but DNA beats genome handily.

These were just three queries off the top of my head, and are not intended to be rigorous analyses.


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