The February issue of Biophysical Journal features a paper by Philip Shemella and team who describe a "quantum biology" approach to analyze the moves of inteins. With the help of computing power from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the authors zoomed in at the quantum mechanical level to check out how such a protein cuts itself out of single-celled host proteins and reconnects its strands.

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