February 20, 2001
Gage To Give
Fine Feathered Friends Courted
Grounds Maintenance Tries Novel Approach to Pest Control
By Carla Garnett
Photos by Bill Branson
Wanted: Residents to occupy a couple dozen brand new homes on the NIH campus.
Cost to rent: Really cheep (sorry), although applicants must be
willing to work in exchange for housing.
From Genes to Proteins: NIGMS Catalogs the Shapes of Life
By Alisa Zapp Machalek
Now that we have published versions of the human genome sequence, what's next? For many scientists, the answer is proteins.
NIGMS is leading an initiative that focuses on one important aspect
of proteins their three-dimensional structures. While gene
sequencing projects identify and arrange all the "letters" in an
organism's genetic material, the NIGMS Protein Structure Initiative
will harness this genetic information to help identify and group into
"families" all the natural shapes that proteins can form.