Lab+Life Scientist July 2015

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New tool shrinks big data

Scientists find a way to go back and improve past scientific results

© Kasia Biel/Dollar Photo Club

Understanding how our biology works at the atomic scale is a key to understanding and treating disease. But seeing the structure of proteins, the body’s microscopic machines, is a ‘big’ problem: it requires big science facilities, generates big data - enough to fill tens of thousands of DVDs - and can require big research collaborations.

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