Royal Institute of Technology

This is part one of a two-part interview. Part two is available here.

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.

The New York Times and ProPublica say that many physicians fail to disclose their financial ties when publishing in medical journals.

The Wall Street Journal reports Human Longevity's valuation has dropped by 80 percent.

Science reports that the US National Cancer Institute is cutting its operating budget by 5 percent.

In PLOS this week: similar variants seen in bullbogs, people with Robinow syndrome; ApoE genotypes in African-American, Puerto Rican populations; and more.