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The ninth wave

Gregory A Petsko

Author Affiliations

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

Genome Biology 2006, 7:109  doi:10.1186/gb-2006-7-6-109

Published: 30 June 2006

New, all-pervading technologies, such as the web and genomics, are like the 'ninth waves' of surfboard riders, washing over our culture with sudden, transforming power. The danger is that quality is reduced as we deal with the flood of data.