TITLE

Genomics and proteomics

PUB. DATE
January 2005
SOURCE
Mayo Clinic Guide to Women's Cancers;2005, p31
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on genomics and proteomics, two important areas of cancer research. Genomics is the study of the human genome--the complete set of approximately 40,000 genes in a human being. The completion of the Human Genome Project was an enormous advance in genomics. Information about particular genes can help identify key molecular targets for cancer diagnosis and treatment. Proteomics aims to evaluate the structure, function and expression of proteins. There are about 40,000 genes, but there may be as many as 10 million proteins. A major goal of proteomics is to diagram the protein wiring pathways that control cell growth and activity.
ACCESSION #
15910288

 

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