McLEAN, Va., April 2 - Researchers at the first meeting of the Human Proteome Organization, or HUPO, struggled on Monday to hash out a role for the group in the rapidly evolving field of proteomics research.

While attendees agreed in principle on the benefit of a body to foster discovery and prevent discord between academic and industry scientists, they disagreed over how exactly the organization should coordinate public and private research.

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