Four of the top twenty-one influential researchers in the world live in the St. Louis area.
The researchers are from Washington University in St. Louis and all are in the field of genomics. The findings come from Thomson Reuters ScienceWatch, an open web resource for science metrics and analysis.
There's a local connection to this development - The Genome Institute at Washington University School of Medicine says they "played an important role in this project by generating genome sequence data." Learn more via the link.
Scientists unveiled the results of a massive international project Wednesday that they say debunks the notion that most of our genetic code is made up of so-called junk DNA. The ENCODE project, which involved hundreds of researchers in dozens of labs, also produced what some scientists are saying is like Google Maps for the human genome.