self-assembling icosahedral protein designed (article)


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The same 20-sided solid that was morphed into geodesic domes in the past century may be the shape of things to come in synthetic biology.  For University of Washington Institute of Protein Design scientists working to invent molecular tools, vehicles, and devices for medicine and other fields, the icosahedron’s geometry is inspiring.  Its bird cage-like symmetry and spacious interior suggest cargo-containing possibilities.

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