Google DeepMind unveils AI model for living cells

Source: Financial Times [UK]

“Google DeepMind has unveiled an artificial intelligence model of life’s building blocks and their interactions within cells, boosting efforts to unlock secrets of disease and find treatments for conditions such as cancer. AlphaFold 3, the third generation of technology initially developed in 2018, gives the most sophisticated forecasts yet of how tiny biological structures look and mingle, according to a paper published in Nature on Wednesday. The model, developed with the DeepMind drug discovery spin-off Isomorphic Labs, is the latest landmark in the quest to apply the predictive power of AI to improve understanding of life’s miniature mechanisms and how they go wrong.” (05/08/24)