BOSTON, Mass. -- Rarely a day goes by when we don't hear of new developments in the human genome project and genomes of other species. The sequencing of genomes has lent a wealth of new information to researchers about protein sequences and structures. This information holds tremendous potential and promise for many benefits to humankind, especially new approaches to the treatment of diseases. However, first this genomic information must be interpreted and understood. From the structures of proteins newly discovered from genomic data, it must be determined what exactly these proteins do. Scientists at Northeastern University and Brandeis University have discovered a way to take a critical step in determining their function.
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