Divergence and convergence in nutrition science

Bart Penders*, Shannon L. Spruit, Jan Sikkema, Jan Maat, Daan Schuurbiers

*Bijbehorende auteur voor dit werk

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    Nutrigenomics diverged from mainstream nutrition science, ideologically, instrumentally and culturally, due to the establishment of a protective niche. That protection is fading. This article chronicles a case in which convergence between nutrigenomics and nutrition science is pursued. Here we report the opportunities and hurdles that researchers within two large Dutch research consortia encountered when trying to engineer collaboration. The most salient hurdles are the complexity of and unfamiliarity with nutrigenomics, unclear and unshared notions of relevance; difficulties in organising data exchange; and the existence of two research cultures. Overcoming these technical and social hurdles will require the development of a shared 'future' for the relationship between nutrigenomics and nutrition science. (C) 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

    Originele taal-2English
    Pagina's (van-tot)245-250
    Aantal pagina's6
    TijdschriftTrends in Food Science & Technology
    Nummer van het tijdschrift2
    StatusPublished - okt-2015

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