Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Fun Fact: Right now, Epigenetic is one of the fastest growing fields of life science.

The field of Epigenetics has risen in popularity over years, as such so has the number of publications with the term Epigenetic in the title or abstract. Starting in 1990, the year and the term Epigenetic was searched on Pubmed  to see the number of results that were returned. Though this graph is a crude estimation, if nothing else it shows the growing trend for using the term epigenetics in research publications. It is compared to the term Proteomics which also had a rise in use but seemed to peak earlier in the decade. Will Epigenetics also peak ~1000 publications/year?