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Designing antiviral proteins via computer could help halt the next pandemic

Scientists are creating computer-generated antiviral proteins, vaccines, drugs & diagnostics

Ian Haydon | The Conversation 

As Bill Gates sees it, there are three main threats to our species: nuclear war, climate change and the next global pandemic. Speaking on pandemic preparedness at the Munich Security Conference earlier this year, Gates reminded us that “the fact that a deadly global pandemic has not occurred in recent history shouldn’t be mistaken for evidence that a deadly pandemic will not occur in the future.” If we want to be prepared for the worst, Gates says, “first and most importantly, we have to build an arsenal of new weapons – vaccines, drugs and ...

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First Published: Tue, June 13 2017. 08:40 IST
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