NEW YORK, April 4 - Myriad Genetics, Hitachi, and Oracle are funneling $185 million into a new collaborative venture, Myriad Proteomics, to map the entire human proteome by 2004, the companies said Wednesday.

The group plans to catalog all human proteins, elucidate their interactions, and identify all biochemical protein pathways within the cells, then collect this information into a proprietary database.

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