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Jim Collins: Discovery of the First New Structural Class of Antibiotics in Decades, Using A.I.

Jim Collins is one of the leading biomedical engineers in the world. He’s been elected to all 3 National Academies (Engineering, Science, and Medicine) and is one of the founders of the field of synthetic biology. In this conversation, we reviewed the seminal discoveries that he and his colleagues are making at the Antibiotics-AI Project at MIT.
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Screenshot of Zoom interview between Eric Topol (left) and Jim Collins (right)
Starting from more than 12,000 compounds to find, with explainability, new drugs effective vs methicillin-resistant Staph aureus (MRSA).
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