Bosco at the Trapped in the U.S.A. blog wants to know if you've ever made a protein sequencing error. If you ever have, you probably know at little about how the researchers at now-defunct biotech company Genetics Institute felt when they realized that three errors out of 166 amino acids in the protein sequence of erythopoietin, or Epo, cost them $2 billion in lost income and a very valuable patent.

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