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Patenting Proteomics

Author: Schuster, Martina
Source: Directory of Open Access Books
Publisher: Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG
ISBN: 9783845221441
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The Human Genome Project revealed that the human organism contains far fewer genes than proteins. The fact that approximately 33,000 genes encode more than 200,000 thousands proteins invalidated the long-held assumption that one gene encodes a single protein. Further studies demonstrated that even small structural variations in the