Publishing 10 papers in one year is difficult for most scientists. But try publishing all 10 in a single journal issue, as Harvard Medical School geneticist Marc Vidal recently did: His name appeared on 10 articles in a recent special issue of Genome Research (vol. 14, issue 10b, October 2004).

Vidal says he didn't contribute text to all the papers. "I read all of them, that's for sure!" laughs Vidal, also at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston. He did personally write the opening Perspective: "ORFeome Cloning and Systems Biology: Standardized Mass Production of the Parts from the Parts-List." David Hill, a postdoc in his lab, wrote an accompanying Outlook: "Academia-Industry Collaboration: An Integral Element for Building 'Omic' Resources." Vidal's other bylines included two letters highlighting work from his lab and two papers describing research methods. Four papers discussing resources in the field also listed him as a contributing author....

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