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From Genome to Proteome: Looking at a Cell's Proteins

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Science  20 Oct 1995:
Vol. 270, Issue 5235, pp. 369-370
DOI: 10.1126/science.270.5235.369


Heidelberg, Germany—It sounds like Mission Impossible: Follow the changes taking place in a cell by identifying the thousands of different proteins the cell produces and watching how they ebband flow over time. But a growing band of researchers believes that improved analytical techniques may soon make such an approach feasible, and they haveeven coined a new term for it: proteome research. Prototype systems that screen and analyze thousands of proteins at a time look promising.