It’s not every day that we log into Facebook and Twitter to see conversations about denaturing proteins and the possibility of reducing biotechnology costs, but that changed last week when a story about “unboiling” eggs became a trending topic.
Since NIGMS partially funded the research advance that led to the media scramble, we asked our scientific expert Jean Chin to tell us more about it.
What’s the advance?
Gregory Weiss of the University of California, Irvine, and his collaborators have designed a device that basically unties proteins that have been tangled together. Continue reading