Physicist Albert-László Barabási’s network theory merges with a fundamental need of researchers and clinicians.
Since the mapping of the human genome, the amount and structure of the data we’re getting means we have to think differently about biological systems and disease pathologies.
Enter the human diseasome. This is all the diseases of an individual or group, viewed as a whole, with special focus on genetic features.
Like its cousins genome, proteome and metabolome, the diseasome (disease + ome) is a totality, a whole field of study and a new approach. And like 17th-century explorers circumnavigating the globe, we have only a partial map, which we revise as we sail.