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Artificial Enzyme Latest Advance in Designer Proteins

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Artificial Enzyme Latest Advance in Designer Proteins

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Artificial Enzyme Latest Advance in Designer Proteins

Artificial Enzyme Latest Advance in Designer Proteins

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In the latest issue of the journal Science, Duke University researchers report they've designed and built in the lab an enzyme crucial to the digestion of complex sugars. It's the latest advance in the world of designer proteins. The science might one day create proteins that break down toxic waste or monitor drugs inside the body. NPR's Joe Palca reports.