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Opinion

Chemical genomics: what will it take and who gets to play?

Gavin MacBeath

Author Affiliations

Center for Genomics Research, Harvard University, 16 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA

Genome Biology 2001, 2:comment2005-comment2005.6  doi:10.1186/gb-2001-2-6-comment2005

Published: 6 June 2001

Abstract

Chemical genomics requires continued advances in combinatorial chemistry, protein biochemistry, miniaturization, automation, and global profiling technology. Although innovation in each of these areas can come from individual academic labs, it will require large, well-funded centers to integrate these components and freely distribute both data and reagents.