Virtual screening relies on precise calculations of binding properties between a small molecule and an active site, but most current methods involve performing these calculations for only a few hundred atoms, rather than the tens of thousands of atoms that are involved in binding. This limits the accuracy of the final result, but it’s a necessary tradeoff because atomic-level calculations for the entire molecule would be so computationally demanding that the task could not be completed in a reasonable amount of time.

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Using DNA to sketch crime victims might not be a great idea, the NYTimes says.

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