2. Ecological and population genomics are truly the next big thing.
3. Related to the above point, one of the next revolutions is going to be in high throughput phenotyping — after all, we cannot solve the genotype-phenotype problem when we only know the genotype.
5. NextGen sequencing has completely outrun the ability of even good bioinformatics people to keep up with the data and to use it well.
6. Related to the above point, the NextNextGen (e.g., Pacific Biosciences) seems to be barreling along and almost ready for prime time. WTF are we going to do in terms of informatics then?
7. Following up on the above point- we desperately need a MASSIVE effort in the development of tools for “normal” biologists to make better use of massive sequence databases.
12. If you study a plant or an animal and are not studying the microbes that live with them, you are missing something.
13. If you study ANY organism and are ignoring epigenetics you are behind the curve
18. Organismal biology is still desperately important in all of this work – if you know a lot about the organism as a whole then you already are a systems biologist.
20. Reading DNA is being used in every which way imaginable. Next up – writing DNA.