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DeepMind AI handles protein folding, which humbled previous software – Ars Technica

Google’s AI specialists tackle biology’s toughest computational problem.

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Enlarge/ Proteins rapidly form complicated structures which had proven difficult to predict.
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Today, DeepMind announced that it has seemingly solved one of biology’s outstanding problems: how the string of amino acids in a protein folds up into a three-dimensional shape that enables their complex functions. It’s a computational challenge that has resisted the efforts of many very smart biologists for decades, despite the application of supercomputer-level hardware…

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