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AI finds huge cache of anti-bacterial peptides hidden in genomic data

Scanning Electron Micrograph showing large numbers of Staphylococcus aureus bacteria in green and orange colours

Staphylococcus aureus bacteria (green and orange; artificially coloured) were among those killed by one of the peptides identified by a machine-learning approach. Credit: Science Source/Science Photo Library

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Nature 630, 273 (2024)


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  • Correction 11 June 2024: An earlier version of the picture caption incorrectly described the depicted bacteria. This has now been corrected.


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