Is there a nice plot or graphic that essentially captures the paradigm shift of life-sciences R&D focus from genomics to metagenomics?
I remember a few years ago, people used to show a plot of growing amounts of genomic data in public databases. Is there a similar plot/graphic to capture the proliferation of metagenomics in a short duration and also shows some extrapolation
Well, are you sure there has actually been such a paradigm shift? I'm not so sure. Metagenomics has grown dramatically, sure, but so has every sequencing-based field.
There have been too many paradigm shifts already, this term is simply overused and I wouldn't use it. Remember genome sequencing, microarrays, systems biology, next-generation sequencing, 3rd generation seq.,..., all great technologies for sure, and progressive, all called paradigm shifts.
Further, the mere amount of growing data volume is not an argument in itself.