Editorial  pg. 3

It is appropriate that the magazine’s inaugural issue should focus on proteomics, for the science of proteins—many experts believe—will be one of the most important fields influencing 21st Century medicine. Richard Caprioli, director of the Mass Spectrometry Research Center at Vanderbilt and a member of this magazine’s editorial board, puts it this way: “We’re on the threshold of the journey to cure disease.”

As we marvel at the advances that are coming our way, we should not forget the scientists of centuries past who first opened up new worlds of wonder beyond the reach of our eyes. “If I have seen further,” said Sir Isaac Newton, “it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.”

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