Speeding Up Protein Modeling

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Speeding Up Protein Modeling
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Processing vast amounts of genomic data is an ongoing battle, but a new technique coming out of CSAIL for modeling nuances in protein folding looks to be more computationally efficient than current models.

The method could cut the time needed to run atom-by-atom simulations from months to mere minutes. This discovery could be helpful in further examining genes’ role in disease.

For more on modeling protein folding, check out http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/2011/protein-folding-0322.html.