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Advances and Challenges in Computational Biology

Posted: Thu Apr 30, 2015 1:11 pm
by pmeysman
I'm working my way through my to-read list and I stumbled upon this editorial in PLoS Computational Biology on the upcoming challenges and expected developments in Computational Biology:
http://journals.plos.org/ploscompbiol/a ... bi.1004053
There's a lot in there that's only very briefly touched upon, but still worth having a read.

Maybe a follow-up question from myself toward the audience with diverse interests that we have here. What do you think are going to be the next major advances in your (sub-)field?

For example, one thing which is keeps coming up in a lot of the new projects that I have been encountering is the concept of multi-omics data. That is measuring for a given condition, disease, etc the genome content, the transcriptome, the proteome and beyond. And then integrating and combining all of this data. Cool stuff but very tricky to accomplish.