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Day: 2 June 2021

Bioinformatician helps archaeogeneticists search for primordial organisms


Archaeogenetics. This is sometimes called ancestral reconstruction - a technique through which scientists investigate traces of the past, much like archaeologists. However, biologists do not look for them at excavation sites, but in computers. They are examining gene sequences and looking for organisms that no longer exist today. The new unique FireProt-ASR tool, developed by Miloš Musil from the Faculty of Information Technology of BUT, will fundamentally help researchers with finding millions-of-years-old proteins from which the current ones have evolved. You can find more information in the article

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