Oct 19, 2018
Solving the human glycome is an effort comparable to bringing humans to Mars
Today, professor Gordan Lauc presented the Human Glycome Project to the Croatian national media and television. In his speech, professor Lauc, one of the co-directors of the HGP, compared the efforts required to identify and functionally characterize human glycome with the task of bringing the humans to Mars. While it’s a safe bet to assume a random individual heard about DNA and genome, only rare few would exhibit the same level of basic knowledge about glycans, even though a thick layer of glycans covers every cell in human body.