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Posted by sprague on May 13, 2005

Major Advance Made On DNA Structure

DNA is usually understood computationally as a sequence of letters: A,G,C,T. In reality, it’s a chemical molecule and proteins that bind to it must respect its status as a package of atoms which can only bind in a limited number of ways. Apparently some Oregon State University researchers have figured out the possible sequences of molecules that can bind with DNA, greatly constraining the search space you go through when doing protein folding calculations.

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