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Banana republic

Gregory A Petsko

Author Affiliations

Rosenstiel Basic Medical Sciences Research Center, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA 02454-9110, USA

Genome Biology 2002, 3:comment1016-comment1016.3  doi:10.1186/gb-2002-3-12-comment1016

Published: 26 November 2002

'Banana republic' is a pejorative with a hundred-year old history. It's becoming less and less easy to argue that the term doesn't apply to biological research, and one of the biggest reasons is genomics.