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When bubbles burst

Gregory A Petsko

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

Genome Biology 2008, 9:110  doi:10.1186/gb-2008-9-9-110

Published: 29 September 2008

In the current financial crisis, the house-price 'bubble' has burst with spectacular effects. Big science projects in biology may be on their way to becoming the next scientific bubble.