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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.

In Brief This Week is a Friday column containing news items that our readers may have missed during the week.

Lawmakers have asked four direct-to-consumer genetic testing companies to explain their privacy policies and security measures, according to Stat News.

The Trump Administration has proposed a plan to reorganize the federal government, the Washington Post reports.

In Science this week: genetic overlap among many psychiatric disorders, and more.

The Economist writes that an increasing number of scientific journals don't do peer review.