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Crop scientists think the newly-discovered protein could lead to ways to block the infection and grow rice using fewer pesticides.
In the past decade, scientists have learned enough about protein folding to design their own proteins with new structures and functions.

A new molecular map reveals protein “social networks” in the brain that could potentially be targeted by drugs to treat several different forms of autism, according to a new study in Science Translational Medicine.

The findings in the 8 June issue of the journal describe how proteins associated with autism interact with hundreds of other proteins, and may serve as a platform for discovering new genes related to autism disorders.