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Drafts of the human proteome

Two studies catalog nearly all human proteins and their abundance throughout the body.

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Figure 1: The human proteome as an engine for discovery.

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Lawrence, R., Villén, J. Drafts of the human proteome. Nat Biotechnol 32, 752–753 (2014).

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