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Trends Genet. 2005 Aug;21(8):424-7.

Discovering functional relationships: biochemistry versus genetics.

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Department of Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, Harvard Medical School, 250 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115 USA.

Abstract

Biochemists and geneticists, represented by Doug and Bill in classic essays, have long debated the merits of their methods. We revisited this issue using genomic data from the budding yeast, Saccharomyces cerevisiae, and found that genetic interactions outperformed protein interactions in predicting functional relationships between genes. However, when combined, these interaction types yielded superior performance, convincing Doug and Bill to call a truce.

PMID:
15982781
DOI:
10.1016/j.tig.2005.06.006
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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