Tapping DNA for Structures Produces a Trickle

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Science  01 Nov 2002:
Vol. 298, Issue 5595, pp. 948-950
DOI: 10.1126/science.298.5595.948

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BERLIN, GERMANY-- The goal of a venture called "structural genomics," set in 2000, was to have each lab solve hundreds of new protein structures per year. So when research teams met to compare notes here last month, they were disappointed to learn that everyone was having plumbing troubles. Their pipelines have sprung leaks, and instead of delivering a flood of results, so far they're delivering just a trickle.