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The five hottest biology papers of 2009

Which papers made the biggest splash this year? linkurl:ScienceWatch,;http://www.sciencewatch.com/ a website that tracks and analyzes trends in basic science research, compiles bimonthly lists of the 10 most cited papers. From those lists, The Scientist pulled the five papers in biology published in the last two years which were some of the most cited papers in 2009. The two topics that dominate the top five papers this year: genomics and stem cells.(*All citation data, both ours and that of

Victoria Stern
Which papers made the biggest splash this year? linkurl:ScienceWatch,;http://www.sciencewatch.com/ a website that tracks and analyzes trends in basic science research, compiles bimonthly lists of the 10 most cited papers. From those lists, The Scientist pulled the five papers in biology published in the last two years which were some of the most cited papers in 2009. The two topics that dominate the top five papers this year: genomics and stem cells.
(*All citation data, both ours and that of ScienceWatch, are from ISI.)
Stack of journals
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5. A M. Wernig, et al., "In vitro reprogramming of fibroblasts into a pluripotent ES-cell-like state," Nature 448: 318-24, 2007.
Citations this year: 237
Total citations to date: 512
Findings: Scientists successfully performed somatic-cell nuclear transfer (SCNT), producing stem cell lines and cloned animals for the first time using fertilized mouse eggs. linkurl:This paper;http://www.the-scientist.com/news/home/53272/ consistently ranked in the top...
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Findings:2.et al.,Nature,
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Findings:1.et al.,Cell,
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