Identifying Protein Function--A Call for Community Action

Roberts, Richard J.
March 2004
PLoS Biology;Mar2004, Vol. 2 Issue 3, p293
Academic Journal
Presents an essay on the efforts to use genomic approaches to study life. Call for a community-wide approach in the determination of the function of "hypothetical proteins" based on biochemistry; Outline of the key steps in the proposed plan; Encouragement for both biochemical and genetic approaches; Success of the initiative to serve as a model for annotation of the functions of the complex eukaryotic genomes, such as the human genome.


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