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Antibodies Good. Machine-Made Molecules Better? – The New York Times

With help from computer algorithms, researchers designed proteins from scratch that can trounce the coronavirus in lab animals.



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That durability makes these molecules easy to transport, and easy to administer in a variety of ways, perhaps by injecting them into the bloodstream as a treatment for an ongoing infection.
The two designer molecules also both engage the virus in a super-tight squeeze, allowing less to do more. If you have something that binds this well, you dont have to use as much, said Attabey Rodríguez Benítez, a biochemist at the University of Michigan who was not involved in the research. That means youre…

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