Scientists digitally mimic evolution to create novel proteins

Posted by on May 10, 2016 2:34 pm
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For decades, scientists have searched for ways to design new proteins that can serve specific purposes in medicine, research, and industry. Now, researchers have developed a method that creates novel proteins by stitching together pieces of already existing proteins. The technique, called SEWING, is inspired by natural evolutionary mechanisms that also recombine portions of known proteins to produce new structures and functions.

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