nancylebov (nancylebov) wrote,

More to cells than we thought.

We might not know half of what’s in our cells, new AI technique reveals

We didn't know about at least half the structures inside cells. Wanna bet that the kidney cell doesn't have a complete set of structures? Wanna bet some more that the AI wasn't *quite* right?

Should we have been expecting this?

I might start referring to cells as mystery blobs.

"In the pilot study, MuSIC revealed approximately 70 components contained within a human kidney cell line, half of which had never been seen before. In one example, the researchers spotted a group of proteins forming an unfamiliar structure. Working with UC San Diego colleague Gene Yeo, PhD, they eventually determined the structure to be a new complex of proteins that binds RNA. The complex is likely involved in splicing, an important cellular event that enables the translation of genes to proteins, and helps determine which genes are activated at which times. " This entry was posted at Comments are welcome here or there. comment count unavailable comments so far on that entry.
Tags: ai, cells, structures

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