An origami ‘revolution’ includes UW protein designers
When a protein folds correctly, it spurs a biological process in a cell -- one of many that enable the human body to live. Our bodies have about 100,000 distinct proteins, built from strings of amino acids, and each protein has a job to do. Proteins folded incorrectly, though, are associated with disease.
The University of Washington Institute for Protein Design is part of a scientific "revolution," NOVA reports, that is rooted in the ancient art of origami.