Crop Biotech Update

Human Genome Project Gets Protein Equivalent

June 11, 2014

In an effort to create the protein equivalent of the Human Genome Project, an international team of researchers has created an initial catalog of the human "proteome," or all of the proteins in the human body. Using 30 different human tissues, the team identified proteins encoded by 17,294 genes, which is about 84 percent of all the genes in the human genome predicted to encode proteins.

The project, led by researchers at The Johns Hopkins University and the Institute of Bioinformatics in Bangalore, India, also reports the identification of 193 novel proteins that came from regions of the genome not predicted to code for proteins, suggesting that the human genome is more complex than previously thought.

For more information, read the news release available at: http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/news/media/releases/extensive_cataloging_of_human_proteins_
uncovers_193_never_known_to_exist
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