Bioinformatics is dead! Long live bioinformatics!

A few years ago, my boss Lincoln Stein prognosticated the end of bioinformatics.

According to Google Trends he just might be onto something. Searches for bioinformatics have dropped in half in the past four years. C’est incroyable! Not surprisingly, the top-ten sites for searches for bioinformatics are all in India.

Gory details available by searching Google Trends for bioinformatics.

Interesting parallels in the trends between bioinformatics, molecular biology, proteomics, and C. elegans: