Scientists Develop First Catalog of Proteins in the Human Body

human proteomeIn a tremendous effort that involved 94 scientists from the U.S., India, Canada, Chile, the U.K., Hong Kong and Germany, all of the proteins in the human genome were successfully identified and cataloged. In addition to cataloging all of the known proteins, the researchers also discovered 193 discrete stretches of DNA that were previously not believed to be genes at all. In addition to expanding our knowledge about the human body and our unique DNA, this cataloging effort is the first step in a greater project devoted to identifying the causes and chances of genetic disorders.

(Source: Popular Science)

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