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CuraGen and Berkeley to Create Protein Interaction Map for Drosophila Genome

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EW HAVEN, Conn.--CuraGen and the Berkeley Drosophila Genome Project have announced that they will collaborate to construct the first protein interaction map for the Drosophila melanogaster genome. Both parties anticipate that such a map will provide insight into the function of human genes and proteins and their role in disease.

CuraGen expects to publish the collaboration’s results and to begin releasing data to the public later this year. The Berkeley group will provide gene clones that CuraGen will process with its PathCalling technology to identify protein interactions within Drosophila’s biological pathways. Once the interactions have been pinpointed, scientists from both organizations will cooperate to annotate the resulting data into a resource for human disease research.

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