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A truer measure of our ignorance Luis A. Nunes Amaral*
 

Summary: A truer measure of our ignorance
Luis A. Nunes Amaral*
*Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Northwestern University, 2145 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208
I
n December 2003, Giot et al. (1)
published a systematic investiga-
tion of the protein interaction
network--the interactome--of Dro-
sophila melanogaster. Giot et al. pro-
duced a draft map of 7,048 proteins and
20,405 interactions, which they then re-
fined to ``a higher confidence map of
4,679 proteins and 4,780 interactions.''
The magnitude of the undertaking led
to the study being lauded as the ``dawn
of systems biology'' in a number of com-
mentaries and news releases. Giot et
al.'s study was preceded and followed by
a number of investigations of the inter-
actomes of other species, ranging from

  

Source: Amaral, Luis A.N. - Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Northwestern University

 

Collections: Physics; Biology and Medicine