The director of Harvard's Institute of Proteomics wants to create a DNA repository containing a template of every human protein. One goal: accelerated drug discovery.
How researchers chart the largely unexplored world of proteins.
Sugars could be biology's next sweet spot.
It takes years and millions to get a new drug to market. New techniques might burrow through the mountain of genome data and break the bottleneck.
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Individual sequencing could be around the corner.
Now that the human genome project is done, proteins are set to displace genes as the new darlings of drug discovery. But are biologists up to the task?