The druggable genome

Andrew L. Hopkins, Colin R. Groom

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    An assessment of the number of molecular targets that represent an opportunity for therapeutic intervention is crucial to the development of post-genomic research strategies within the pharmaceutical industry. Now that we know the size of the human genome, it is interesting to consider just how many molecular targets this opportunity represents. We start from the position that we understand the properties that are required for a good drug, and therefore must be able to understand what makes a good drug target.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)727-730
    Number of pages4
    JournalNature Reviews Drug Discovery
    Issue number9
    Publication statusPublished - Sept 2002


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