"Designer Enzymes" Created By Chemists Have Defense And Medical Uses  
3/20/2008 9:10:14 AM

ScienceDaily (Mar. 20, 2008) — Chemists from UCLA and the University of Washington have succeeded in creating "designer enzymes," a major milestone in computational chemistry and protein engineering. The research, by a UCLA chemistry group led by professor Kendall Houk and a Washington group headed by biochemist David Baker, is reported March 19 in the advance online publication of the journal Nature. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) supported the study.