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Synthetic protein packages its own genetic material and evolves


December 13, 2017

Scientists have created computationally designed protein assemblies that display some functions normally associated with living things in the search for ways to transport therapeutic cargo into specific types of cells without using viruses as vehicles. These encapsulate their own RNA genomes and evolve new traits in complex environments. They are synthetic versions of the protein shells that viruses use to protect and deliver materials.Full Story

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