Proteins Designed with AI: What about Security?

Posted by Peter Rudin on 16. February 2024 in News

Customized protein design depends on deep learning techniques. With  ChatGPT, providing millions of structures, the library of bioactive proteins is set to rapidly expand.

A new essay highlights the need for biosecurity for designer proteins. It is time to consider biosecurity risks and policies so custom proteins do not go rogue.

The authors suggest that synthetic proteins need embedded barcodes to make it easy to trace them  back to the origin when problems are detected.

Global groups have established safety guidelines in controversial fields, such as stem cell research, genetic engineering, brain implants or CRISPR designed babies. Protein designs must be regulated as well.


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