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Jumping the shark

Gregory A Petsko

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

Genome Biology 2007, 8:101  doi:10.1186/gb-2007-8-1-101

Published: 31 January 2007

In popular-culture, 'jumping the shark' refers to an abandoning of core values in an attempt to appeal to dwindling audiences, a metaphor that might be reasonably be applied to some areas of genomics-based research.