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The Automated Function Prediction Special Interest Group announced last week that its organizing the Critical Assessment of Protein Function Annotations, or CAFA — an experiment designed to assess computational methods for predicting protein function.

CAFA organizers said that they are currently seeking participants for the experiment, for which final results will be presented at the AFP SIG meeting to be held at the 2011 Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology conference in Vienna.

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