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Scientists Study Genomes to Reveal Contacts, Refine Methods for Protein-Folding Prediction
June 12, 2012
By exploiting the increasingly large database of genomic sequence information, researchers have increased the accuracy of predictions of protein folding. This folding enables proteins to carrying out biologic tasks that are essential to everyday living. In addition, problematic folding may be associated with various diseases, including cancer.
University of California, San Diego
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