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'Designer Enzymes' Created By Chemists
March 24, 2008
Chemists from UCLA and the University of Washington have succeeded in creating "designer enzymes," a major milestone in computational chemistry and protein engineering. The research, by a UCLA chemistry group led by professor Kendall Houk and a Washington group headed by biochemist David Baker, is reported March 19, 2008, in the advance online publication of the journal Nature.
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