Over on Freelancing Science, Pawel Szczêsny points to the supplemental edition of PROTEINS that focuses on the critical assessment of methods of protein structure prediction experiments. Two improvements, better homology modeling and fully-automated methods, Szczêsny says are due to advances in sequence homology searches.

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