More than a year after a project to map out the human proteome was first proposed, members of the Human Proteome Project and attendees of the Human Proteome Organization's annual conference, which was held in Toronto in September, revisited the merits, challenges, and advisability of such a project.

In April 2008, HUPO first publicized its plans to launch the ambitious initiative as a follow-up to the Human Genome Project in order to "fill in the void between the genotype and the phenotype," a HUPO official said at the time.

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An opinion piece in the Guardian argues that President Donald Trump is uninterested in science and that might not be a bad thing for the field.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports the Veterans Affairs Health System is studying whether genetic testing can help prescribe better depression therapies.

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