September 26, 2002
One step closer to one of the great unsolved mysteries of science

A group of scientists at SUNY Stony Brook has successfully attacked a simple case of one of the great unsolved mysteries of science - namely the so called "structure problem" i.e the prediction of a proteins three-dimensional structure from the sequence alone. The 3D structure of a small artificial protein has successfully been fully forecast.

The initial question is of course to what extent this is a breakthrough in the understanding of structural chemistry and to what extent it is merely a corollary of advances in the speed of the computeres used to compute the #D structure.

Posted by Claus at September 26, 2002 02:14 PM
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