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This post was originally published on Mentors Now. Our group of graduate student mentors and their flock of high school freshmen marched through the halls of a university engineering center. Laser cutting, mechanical shearing and shaping, 3-D printing and scanning, electrical circuit labs, and more flanked every room and hall. “All this can be yours!” […]
The Paper: Optimization of affinity, specificity and function of designed influenza inhibitors using deep sequencing The Jist of It: Authors Whitehead et al. (2012) use “deep sequencing” to search for antiviral agents, targeting influenza viruses. In short, they took a protein sequence, mutated it randomly throughout, and looked for new versions that were better at […]
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