Is proteomics heading in the wrong direction?

Nat Rev Mol Cell Biol. 2003 Jan;4(1):74-80. doi: 10.1038/nrm1007.


Proteomics is now considered to be one of the most important 'post-genome' approaches to help us understand gene function. In fact, several genomics companies have launched large-scale proteomics projects, and have started to annotate the entire human proteome. The 'holistic view' painted by a human proteome project is seductive, but is it realistic?

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Biotechnology / trends
  • Gene Expression Regulation
  • Genomics*
  • Humans
  • Proteome*


  • Proteome