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Posted by: freeradical
Date: November 30, 2020 12:34PM

Proteins are essential to life, supporting practically all its functions. They are large complex molecules, made up of chains of amino acids, and what a protein does largely depends on its unique 3D structure. Figuring out what shapes proteins fold into is known as the “protein folding problem”, and has stood as a grand challenge in biology for the past 50 years. In a major scientific advance, the latest version of our AI system AlphaFold has been recognised as a solution to this grand challenge by the organisers of the biennial Critical Assessment of protein Structure Prediction (CASP). This breakthrough demonstrates the impact AI can have on scientific discovery and its potential to dramatically accelerate progress in some of the most fundamental fields that explain and shape our world.

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Re: AlphaFold
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: November 30, 2020 01:27PM


I reject your reality and substitute my own!
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Re: AlphaFold
Posted by: sekker
Date: November 30, 2020 01:31PM
This is potentially exciting! The science has not been reported, so it's still as much fantasy as reality. But if true, could be awesome.
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