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Author: Winston A Haynes
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Gene annotation bias impedes biomedical research


Created on 2nd May 2017

Winston Haynes; Aurelie Tomczak; Purvesh Khatri;


We found tremendous inequality across gene and protein annotation resources. We observe that this bias leads biomedical researchers to focus on richly annotated genes instead of those with the strongest molecular data. We advocate for researchers to reduce these biases by pursuing data-driven hypotheses.

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