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Volume 89 Issue 51 | p. 20
Issue Date: December 19, 2011

Cover Stories: Chemical Year In Review 2011

Publications: Genomics Papers Are Tops In Citations

Biochemistry was the leading discipline, and genomics the hottest topic
Department: Science & Technology
Keywords: RNA interference, RNAi, gene silencing, Human Genome Project, personalized medicine, microarray, citations

Some scientists put a lot of stock into how many times other scientists cite their research papers. Using the most-cited chemical science papers from 2001 as a guide, C&EN took a look back to see which research topics were leading the way that year. The number one topic was genomics.

“It’s no surprise that two of the most highly cited journal articles from 2001 are the historic and publications on the initial sequencing . . .

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