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Proteomicists have initiated a proposal to start the Human Proteome Project, a coordinated, systematic, large-scale effort to map all the human proteins. For each protein, they hope to identify and locate it within a tissue, as well as categorize all its protein-protein interactions. At a cost of $1 billion, says this article, it's questionable whether they can convince the community of its value enough to ramp up.

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