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[-]  09-11-18 05:18

Scientists design protein filaments that snap themselves together like Lego blocks
Researchers have created molecular building blocks that can weave themselves into long threads of protein. Well, maybe not all that long. Each protein-based building block measures only a nanometer in length, and the self-assembled filaments get about as long as 10,000 nanometers. It’d take more than 2,500 of those filaments, laid end to end, to amount to an inch in total length. Nevertheless, the feat described in this week’s issue of the journal Science demonstrates the power and b...

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