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It Takes A(n Academic) Village to Determine Enzyme's Function

September 24, 2013

It Takes A(n Academic) Village to Determine Enzyme's Function

Scientists have sequenced the genomes of nearly 6,900 organisms, but they know the functions of only about half of the protein-coding genes thus far discovered. Now a multidisciplinary effort involving 15 scientists from three institutions has begun chipping away at this mystery – in a big way. Their work to identify the function of one bacterial protein and the biochemical pathway in which it operates will also help identify the functions of hundreds of other proteins.


September 24, 2013


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Enzyme Function Initiative Publishes Seminal Paper in PNAS

May 14, 2013

The Enzyme Function Initiative (EFI), one of the largest collaborative projects hosted at the IGB, has published a seminal paper in PNAS entitled "Prediction of function for the polyprenyl transferase subgroup in the isoprenoid synthase superfamily."


May 14, 2013


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