By Adam Bonislawski

Momentum is building for the Human Proteome Organization's "adopt-a-chromosome" initiative, with nine chromosomes having now been claimed by research groups, and mass-spectrometry vendors, including Agilent Technologies, participating in the effort.

Launched in September 2010 at the organization's annual meeting, the project calls for participating countries to take one of the 23 human chromosomes and characterize one representative protein for each gene located on the chromosome.

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