Re-engineering protein synthesis
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Nominated for the European Inventor Award 2012 in the category Research
Inventor: Jason Chin and Oliver Rackham
Invention: Re-engineering protein synthesis
Biochemists Jason Chin and Oliver Rackham found a way to incorporate unnatural amino acids into proteins, enabling scientists to understand and control the functions of proteins in cells with unprecedented precision. Their groundbreaking invention has the potential to revolutionise the way patients are treated using protein-like therapeutics, such as insulin treatment, as well as to detect prostate, ovarian, and colon cancer.
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