Contests involving algorithms for protein structure prediction, natural language processing, and computer-aided disease detection are giving researchers a jolt of adrenalin and moving these fields forward
Automated Function Prediction conference launches a new field
Researcher coaxes long strands of DNA into predetermined geometric shapes
Structure-prediction algorithm searches for most likely conformation
Supercomputers open up new horizons, offering the possibility of discovering new ways to understand life’s complexity
Using Rosetta@Home, a program that runs on the personal computers of 150,000 volunteers worldwide, David Baker’s team predicted the structure of a 112-amino-acid protein from scratch.
Computers and human experts duke it out over who is better at diagnosing disease, interpreting images, or predicting protein structure
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