Ten years of genetics and genomics: what have we achieved and where are we heading?

Nat Rev Genet. 2010 Oct;11(10):723-33. doi: 10.1038/nrg2878. Epub 2010 Sep 7.


To celebrate the first 10 years of Nature Reviews Genetics, we asked eight leading researchers for their views on the key developments in genetics and genomics in the past decade and the prospects for the future. Their responses highlight the incredible changes that the field has seen, from the explosion of genomic data and the many possibilities it has opened up to the ability to reprogramme adult cells to pluripotency. The way ahead looks similarly exciting as we address questions such as how cells function as systems and how complex interactions among genetics, epigenetics and the environment combine to shape phenotypes.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Forecasting
  • Genetics / trends*
  • Genomics / methods
  • Genomics / trends*
  • Periodicals as Topic*
  • Time Factors