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Penn Researchers Create First, Custom Designed Protein Crystal


April 24, 2012

researchers' target protein crystal Protein design is a technique that is increasingly valuable to a variety of fields, from biochemistry to therapeutics to materials engineering. University of Pennsylvania chemists have taken this kind of design a step further; using computational methods, they have created the first, custom-designed protein crystal. Full Story

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