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New Technique is Quantum Leap Forward in Understanding Proteins


December 23, 2008

physics graphic Proteins drive critical functioning in the cells of everything from bacteria to humans. But deciphering genomic data to discover just how the thousands upon thousands of proteins in a given organism interact has emerged as one of the most confounding biological challenges of the new century. Full Story

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