A major step in simulating protein folding

from the possibly-a-milestone dept.
Mr_Farlops writes "According to Nature, computer simulations have finally become accurate enough to predict the final shape of some small proteins from raw gene sequences. This is one of the central problems of molecular biology and will likely revolutionize drug design, biotechnology and it will have implications for machine-phase nanotechnology. Large proteins are still too unwieldy for current computers to simulate in a timely fashion but this too may become tractable with quantum computers, faster computers and new algorithms."

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