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Proteins may hold key to fighting covid19

On the University of Washington’s Seattle campus, in a building just south of Red Square, hundreds of scientists fill an institute solely devoted to engineering molecules. At the core is director David Baker, a biochemist with the School of Medicine who compares the Institute for Protein Design to a giant brain where each of the scientists is an individual neuron.

Late this winter, Baker toured a small group of visitors through a floor of the institute where his own lab is housed. Read more at

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