Human Proteome Project Finds Outside Biological Knowledge Could Aid Effort | GenomeWeb

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – As one of the leaders of the Human Proteome Project (HPP), Mark Baker, professor of proteomics at Sydney's Macquarie University, has for years been involved in the effort to nail down evidence for every human protein.

Currently, the effort has high-quality data identifying roughly 82 percent of the human proteome, leaving 18 percent, or around 3,500 of the anticipated 20,000-plus human proteins "missing." Many of these missing proteins, though, Baker noted, are hiding in plain sight.

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