back to article 20,000 proteins expressed by human genome predicted by DeepMind's AlphaFold now available to download

Deepmind and the European Bioinformatics Institute released a database of more than 350,000 3D protein structures predicted by the biz's AI model AlphaFold. That data covers the 20,000 or so proteins made in the human body, and is available for anyone to study. The proteomes of 20 other organisms, from Zebrafish to E.coli …

  1. Eclectic Man Silver badge

    The Folding Stuff

    Well, AlphaFold certainly gives a whole new meaning to the phrase 'the folding stuff'. Well done, and hopefully it will enhance medical progress for years to come.

  2. Mike 137 Silver badge

    Too bloody right

    "All of this depends on how accurate the AlphaFold’s predictions are, of course."

    So what we have is a giant hypothesis generated by a mechanism we don't understand, so we can't verify it until we've searched for all of them.

    The big problem with AI as a scientist is the difficulty of both replication and verification (which are, unfortunately, the anchors that make science science).

  3. John Brown (no body) Silver badge


    "knowing that there was a finite amount of time he could spend talking to her before it was deleted."

    Everyone is different, and each to their own. Personally I find that a bit creepy, especially knowing the avatar has a short, fixed life-span and will soon "die", potentially starting the grieving process all over again.

  4. Il'Geller

    I began the project “Immortality” twenty years ago:

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