With research on embryonic stem cells mired in controversy, adult stem cells are quietly providing the basis for striking advances toward new therapies.
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We round up this week's most intriguing items from around the Web.
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.