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For this article, Jim Kling interviewed Patrick O. Brown, Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator and professor in the department of biochemistry, Stanford University Medical School in Stanford, Calif., and John N. Weinstein, senior investigator at the National Cancer Institute and head of the genomics and bioinformatics group, in Bethesda, Md. Data from the Web of Science show that Hot Papers are cited 50 to 100 times more often than the average paper of the same type and age.

D.T. Ross et al., "Systematic variation in gene expression patterns in human cancer cell lines," Nature Genetics, 24:227-35, March 2000. (Cited in 173 papers)

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