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In a proof-of-concept study published last week in PLoS One, the scientists applied their strategy to analyze a single exon in nearly 5,000 samples with 122 tags using the 454 GS FLX sequencing platform.

Researchers involved in the Human Protein Atlas project announced that they are halfway through creating a resource that will contain data on all known human proteins.

With the release, the Protein Atlas project is now halfway to its goal of characterizing 20,000 human proteins, which it expects to reach sometime in 2015, said program founder and director Mathias Uhlen.

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Using DNA to sketch crime victims might not be a great idea, the NYTimes says.

Science has its own problem with sexual harassment. What do we do with the research these abusers produce, Wired asks.

Senate Republicans led by Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) are trying to change how the government funds basic research, reports ScienceInsider.

In Science this week: combining genomics and ecology to better understand the effects of natural selection on evolution, and more.