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Mar 15, 2020

MIT’s deep learning found an antibiotic for a germ nothing else could kill

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, robotics/AI

Scientists at MIT and Harvard’s Broad Institute and MIT’s CSAIL built a deep learning network that can acquire a broad representation of molecular structure and thereby discover novel antibiotics. The resulting compound, halicin, can destroy a pathogen for which no cure has existed, and it could even help in the fight against coronavirus.

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