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Protein designed entirely from scratch functions in cells as a genuine enzyme


January 18, 2018

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Artificial biology is working toward creating a genuinely new organism. At Princeton University, Chemistry Professor Michael Hecht and the researchers in his lab are designing and building proteins that can fold and mimic the chemical processes that sustain life. Now, Hecht and his colleagues have confirmed that at least one of their new proteins can catalyze biological reactions in E. coli, meaning that a protein designed entirely from scratch functions in cells as a genuine enzyme.Full Story

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