Untangling life’s molecular mysteries using AI is a welcome advance

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“It has not escaped our notice…” With those famous words published in 1953, James Watson and Francis Crick described the fundamental genetic significance of the double-helix structure of DNA, based on work by Rosalind Franklin. It was a pivotal moment in biology, allowing us to understand for the first time how living organisms store the recipes for making proteins – the molecular machines that do most of the hard work in our bodies – and pass them down the generations.

Another major step forward came in 2001, with the draft sequence of almost the entire human genome. That revealed the …

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