TRENDSPOTTER: Protecting the Patentability of 3-D Protein Structures | GenomeWeb

As the methodology of genomics finds broader applications, it influences discoveries in many different fields. One such field is structural genomics, or the analysis of protein structure and function.  

Until recently, scientists attempted to study functional similarities by identifying proteins responsible for particular functions, presumably by producing analogous structures within those proteins. Structural similarities were confirmed or disaffirmed later after years of research.  

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