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30 November 2011

Today’s biologists face a difficult problem: their treasure trove of protein structures is exciting, but of little use if they don’t know what those proteins are for.

The Protein Data Bank, where data about proteins with known structures are stored, contains millions of proteins that scientists can freely access. But in most cases, the biological purpose of those proteins is unknown.

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Scientists are developing a computer that can read vast amounts of scientific literature, make connections between facts and develop hypotheses.

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DETERlab is the world's largest public testbed for cybersecurity, providing a safe place to experiment with computer worms capable of taking over hundreds of thousands of machines.

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