As reported in Medical News Today, the Swedish Initiative - a collaboration between the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm and Uppsala University - is half way toward its goal of mapping all 20,000 human proteins. These proteins are being assembled in the Human Protein Atlas.
The Human Protein Atlas project researchers in Sweden and Asia are able to map between eight and ten proteins each day, and 2,400 every year. The results are made available in a very detailed database which is hosted online for scientists from around the world to access free of charge here.
"Mapping the human proteins makes it possible to fully exploit the results from the human genome project. Together, mapping the human building-blocks at the genome and proteome level has the potential to transform modern medicine. Reaching this half way point is significant for the Human Protein Atlas project as it moves us a significantly large step closer to completion, which we anticipate to be in 2015."
Posted by Bruce Lehr November 16th 2010.