Reductionism... erm, redux!
Obviously interesting work from the field of computational biology but I do think it'll attract some Gold Standard comments. For example:
|I do not think it is necessary to predict the final shape of a protein from its amino acid sequence. It is sufficient merely to encode all the rules amino acids follow and let the resulting protein form by running the model.|
Which is why comp-sci students need to learn more biology.
Wonder how far off we are from scaling up models like this for more complex organisms. The formula might be worked out by multiplying the estimates from the Singularitarians by the number of times they've failed to predict said advances.