PHILADELPHIA, May 15 - With the right funding and oversight, academic scientists could determine the structures of all protein folds within five years, Stephen Burley, the principal investigator of the New York Structural Genomics Research Consortium, said Tuesday.

Burley, a molecular biophysicist at Rockefeller University, told GenomeWeb that structural biologists have a duty to the larger life science community to determine every protein shape as quickly as possible.

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