AXIOS November 17, 2023
Alison Snyder

AI systems that have already made strides learning the language of humans are being trained to decipher the language of life encoded in DNA — and to use it to try to design new molecules.

Why it matters: AI that can make sense of biology’s information could help scientists to develop new therapeutics and to engineer cells to produce biofuels, materials, medicines and other products.

Background: Scientists have for decades worked to reverse engineer cells in order to design new proteins and improve molecules found in nature, increasingly with the help of computational tools.

  • Other researchers have scoured Earth for compounds made by bacteria, fungi, plants and other organisms that can be useful for particular purposes but haven’t been...

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