On to the Proteome

Following its success in genomics, China is ramping up its human proteome initiative, Nature News reports. The Beijing Proteome Research Center, which was part of HUPO's Human Liver Proteome Project, is undergoing a name change to become the Chinese Human Proteome Project and is seeing its budget of about 200 million renminbi, or US$30 million, double.

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