NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Institutes of Health plans to spend up to $5.5 million in the next fiscal year to fund research and a center to develop technologies to characterize the function of proteins, with the aim of expanding the number of known proteins in the human genome that may bind to drug-like molecules.

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