[ExI] Protein Folding AI Is Making a ‘Once in a Generation’ Advance in Biology

John Grigg possiblepaths2050 at gmail.com
Fri Aug 6 22:14:37 UTC 2021

"Thanks to AI, we just got stunningly powerful tools to decode life.

In two back <https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-021-03819-2>-to-back
last week, scientists at DeepMind and the University of Washington
described deep learning-based methods to solve protein folding—the last
step of executing the programming in our DNA, and a “once in a generation

"With the two studies, we’re entering a new world of predicting—and
subsequently engineering or changing—the building blocks of life. Dr.
Andrei Lupas, an evolutionary biologist at the Max Planck Institute for
Developmental Biology, and a CASP judge, agrees
<https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-020-03348-4>: “This will change
medicine. It will change research,” he said. “It will change
bioengineering. It will change everything.”
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