David Baker's lab replicated DeepMind's protein folding technology. They've now turned it on whole new set of targets (University of Washington)

‘It’s a trans­for­ma­tion’: Re­searchers are tak­ing Deep­Mind’s ground­break­ing pro­tein fold­ing soft­ware to places few pre­dict­ed

When Google and a Uni­ver­si­ty of Wash­ing­ton lab re­leased open source soft­ware last sum­mer that could pre­dict the struc­ture of pro­teins with un­prece­dent­ed ac­cu­ra­cy, sci­en­tists al­most uni­ver­sal­ly hailed it as a break­through that could rapid­ly ac­cel­er­ate the pace of bi­o­log­i­cal dis­cov­ery and po­ten­tial­ly one day lead to new drugs.

It might, they said, save re­searchers years of tricky ex­per­i­men­tal work pin­ning down pro­tein struc­ture and al­low them to jump to meati­er bi­o­log­i­cal ques­tions.

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