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Protein folding, 2020

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  1. skybrian
    From the blog post: [...] [...]

    From the blog post:

    Every two years there’s a big challenge competition in predicting protein folding. That is. . .well, a hard problem.


    The CASP (Critical Assessment of protein Structure Prediction) contests have been run since 1994. I wrote about the 2018 one here, with particular attention to the Google-backed AlphaFold effort. Now the 2020 CASP results are in...


    This year’s press release is rather different from the others. It announces, basically, that an AI-based solution has been found, and that’s the latest AlphaFold version. Out of a list of 100 or so proteins in the free-modeling challenge, it predicted the structures of two-thirds of them to a level of accuracy that would be within the range of experimental error.

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