December 2, 2020

DEEP MIND IN THE FOLD: The folding of protein structures that are key to understanding how diseases develop, spread and can be countered, among much, much else. Deep Mind, by the way, is owned by Alphabet, which owns Google, which owns the world.

Tech Crunch says “DeepMind’s technological leap could make accurately predicting these folds a much less time and resource-consuming process, which could dramatically change the pace at which our understanding of diseases and therapeutics progresses.”

As with so many technological advances, it’s not hard to envision good and bad consequences with this one. New challenges to civil liberties come to mind as well. And I have a hunch this just might also be a step forward in understanding the origin of life. But what do I know?

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