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New Database to Track Protein Locations

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Science  26 Aug 2005:
Vol. 309, Issue 5739, pp. 1310
DOI: 10.1126/science.309.5739.1310b

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Proteomics researchers in Sweden plan to release a database next week containing hundreds of thousands of images of where different proteins are located in human cells and tissues. The database, dubbed the Protein Atlas, is intended to help biochemists identify the function of newly discovered proteins.