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Molecule of the Month: Designer Proteins

by PhilipJ on 10 October 2005

This month, rather than a specific protein, David Goodsell talks about designing novel proteins!

As we learn more and more about proteins and how they work, we naturally have the desire to use this knowledge and do some tinkering of our own. Since the early 1980’s, scientists have been using the ever-expanding understanding of protein structure and function to redesign existing proteins, and more recently, to design entirely new proteins.

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