Wednesday, July 10, 2013


Not quite a year ago, I posted what I thought was a tongue-in-cheek entry about the suffix "-omics" and how it should be used in polymer science in order to increase the field's relevancy. It included such extreme examples as "Mark-Houwink-Sakurada constantomics" and "Time-Temperature Superpositionomics".

Someone didn't seem to see this as a joke as today the European Polymer Journal published online this graphical abstract:
The first line of the paper is "Advanced mass spectrometry (MS) techniques have been used for many different fields such as proteomics, metabolomics and lipidomics for a long time."

Yep, they fell for this -omics meme hook, line and sinker. It was a joke people, a joke.

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