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Open questions: How many genes do we have?

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Biology, August 2018
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#25 of 1,657)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (98th percentile)

Mentioned by

news
12 news outlets
blogs
3 blogs
twitter
139 tweeters
facebook
1 Facebook page
wikipedia
1 Wikipedia page
video
3 video uploaders

Citations

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52 Dimensions

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216 Mendeley
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Title
Open questions: How many genes do we have?
Published in
BMC Biology, August 2018
DOI 10.1186/s12915-018-0564-x
Pubmed ID
Authors

Steven L. Salzberg

Abstract

Seventeen years after the initial publicationx of the human genome, we still haven't found all of our genes. The answer turns out to be more complex than anyone had imagined when the Human Genome Project began.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 216 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 39 18%
Researcher 36 17%
Student > Ph. D. Student 35 16%
Student > Master 20 9%
Student > Doctoral Student 16 7%
Other 30 14%
Unknown 40 19%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 57 26%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 38 18%
Medicine and Dentistry 17 8%
Neuroscience 6 3%
Engineering 5 2%
Other 37 17%
Unknown 56 26%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 187. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 15 August 2021.
All research outputs
#130,696
of 19,149,304 outputs
Outputs from BMC Biology
#25
of 1,657 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#3,597
of 290,526 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Biology
#1
of 1 outputs
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