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Google DeepMind's AlphaFold3 predicts how life's building blocks interact

The breakthrough could revolutionize drug discovery and disease treatment


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Researchers at Google DeepMind have made a significant advance with their AlphaFold AI program. The new version, AlphaFold3, can accurately predict how proteins interact with each other and other molecules within living organisms.

This breakthrough is important because proteins are the building blocks of life, and understanding their interactions helps scientists unravel the inner workings of cells.

AlphaFold3 could revolutionize many fields of research, including the development of new antibiotics, cancer treatments, better crops, and advanced materials.

Scientists are already using AlphaFold3 to study diseases and design new drugs. For example, researchers are investigating how to disrupt the propeller-like structures some bacteria use to infect healthy tissues.

While AlphaFold3 is a powerful tool, it's not perfect. Scientists will still need to verify its predictions with experiments, and the AI needs further development to predict how proteins change shape in response to their environment.

The research was conducted by a team at Google DeepMind and published in the journal Nature.

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Google DeepMind's AlphaFold3 predicts how life's building blocks interact