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September 5th, 2003

Scientists forge ahead with domestication of molecules

Thousands of years after humans domesticated farm animals, they’re moving on to a different sort of workhorse: molecules. “About 10,000 years ago, man began to domesticate plants and animals. Now it’s time to domesticate molecules,” said Professor of Biology Susan Lindquist, director of the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, at a recent conference on the subject of self-assembling peptides and proteins.

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