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An analysis of over 5,000 unique atomic structures has shown that the quaternary structure of homomers is conserved in over 70 percent of protein pairs with as little as 30 percent sequence identity. The work suggests that there are "well-defined evolutionary pathways" that proteins take to get to different quaternary structure types.

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HHS Secretary nominee Tom Price is to go in front of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions today, NPR's Morning Edition reports.

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