Life sciences leap forward as AlphaFold shares the ‘protein universe’

AlphaFold, the artificial intelligence programme created by AI group Deep Mind has released its predictions of the structure of most of the more than 200 million known proteins, described as ‘the pro…

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E. coli K-12 turns 100 this year

While not your most obvious candidate for centenary celebrations, Brittany Niccum explains why we should commemorate the isolation of E. coli K-12 strain – arguably one of the most thoroughly studied…

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Creating places for people to drive life science

While technology and collaboration has made it possible for many to consider giving up their commute entirely, Jane Kennedy looks at those whose only option is to work out of a laboratory and why we …


Risk, rewards, and regulations for gene editing

UK leading authority on the human genome, Professor Robin Lovell-Badge speaks with Dermot Martin on the long-term outcomes and resulting regulation guidance following the birth of the twin girls whos…

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