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Artificial intelligence powers protein-folding predictions

Three dimensional structure of the ring-shaped human nuclear pore complex modelled using AlphaFold

A model of the human nuclear pore complex, built using AlphaFold2 and structural data. Credit: Agnieszka Obarska-Kosinska

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Nature 599, 706-708 (2021)



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