Earlier today, I shared Lex Fridman’s discussion on DeepMind’s recent advancement on protein folding.

Join DeepMind  Science Engineer Kathryn Tunyasuvunakool to explore the hidden world of proteins and why this discovery is a big deal.

These tiny molecular machines underpin every biological process in every living thing and each one has a unique 3D shape that determines how it works and what it does.

But figuring out the exact structure of a protein is an expensive and often time-consuming process, meaning we only know the exact 3D structure of a tiny fraction of the 200m proteins known to science.

Being able to accurately predict the shape of proteins could accelerate research in every field of biology.

That could lead to important breakthroughs like finding new medicines or finding proteins and enzymes that break down industrial and plastic waste or efficiently capture carbon from the atmosphere.

DrWD40 explains the science behind blood types and susceptibility to the SARS-Cov-2 virusa.

This is update 10 of the SARS-CoV-2 discussions we’ve been having on my Twitch livestreams. This was pulled from a livestream on March 18th, 2020 (apologies for the emotes flying around and the background music). This video goes into a paper the was recently released regarding how different blood types might be more susceptible to COVID-19. I first go over blood types so we can fully understand the paper. I then go over my skepticism about the paper starting at 10:25.