DATABASE: Written in the Blood

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Science  18 Jun 2004:
Vol. 304, Issue 5678, pp. 1725
DOI: 10.1126/science.304.5678.1725e

Blood teems with telltale proteins that can reveal incipient prostate cancer, for example, and help show whether a patient is cruising for a heart attack. Researchers hoping to discover more of these biomarkers might start with this new collection from the National Cancer Institute in Frederick, Maryland. The database catalogs more than 1400 blood proteins isolated during a recent exhaustive analysis, the largest haul yet.

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