Drug Detectives: Scientists Want to Open Source the Discovery of New Antibiotics


The last time we caught up with Josiah Gaynor, he was busy devising a musical instrument that produces melodies based on the reactions of plant proteins to light. Now Gaynor, a biophysicist and incoming synthetic biology fellow at NASA, has set his sights on a project with the potential for greater public impact: one that aims to rapidly accelerate the discovery of new antibiotic compounds.


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