Akhilesh Pandey

May. 30, 2014

A Decade After the Genome, Scientists Map the 'Proteome'

Nearly all the body's cells contain identical DNA. So why does a neuron grow up so differently than a liver cell? Proteins, says Akhilesh Pandey, a professor at the Johns Hopkins University.

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