New JABBA award for Just Another Bogus Bioinformatics Acronym

Here's a new tool that was described recently in the journal of Bioinformatics:

Let's see how the letters in 'GREGOR' are derived:

  1. G = Genomic — a solid start
  2. R = Regulatory — fine
  3. E = Elements — all good so far
  4. 'and' — okay, we'll allow a conjunction or two
  5. G = Gwas — hmm, including an acronym/initialism inside another acronym is rarely a good idea
  6. O = Overlap — that's fine, time for the big finish…
  7. R = algoRithm — oh come on!

Congratulations GREGOR — or should I say GREGOA? — you win a JABBA award!