Protein Map for Building Cells

A husband and wife scientist team at the University of Washington Department of Biochemistry have worked together to create a roadmap with defined rules to help produce proteins

 A husband and wife scientist team at the University of Washington Department of Biochemistry have worked together to create a roadmap with defined rules to help produce proteins that do not exist in nature. These proteins which are currently non-existent in nature can now be produced in the lab. The principles to make this happen are appearing in the November edition of Nature Magazine. The lead authors of this article are Dr. Nobuyasu Koga and Dr. Rie Tatsumi-Koga who currently work at lab at the University of Washington Protein Design Institute. The lab’s principal investigator is Dr. David Barker who has been leading a dedicated and talented team in advanced protein research. The team also had assistance from hundreds of thousands of computers around the world using Rosetta@home. The idea behind Roseeta@home is revolutionary, the site describes the software as the following. 

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http://www.nature.com/news/proteins-made-to-order-1.11767