The spark that created life

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Evolution by natural selection is immensely powerful – both in nature and within laboratories. Researchers have identified ‘Structural Capacitance Elements’ within proteins, which retain the potential to evolve into micro-structures following the introduction of a mutation. These mutated proteins are associated with many different types of human diseases, such as cancer. Understanding if and how a mutation may change the protein shape will be pivotal in targeting that protein for use in therapeutics.

Period12 Sep 2018

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