The biggest news in A.I. this week is DeepMind’s breakthrough on protein-folding.A question that had confounded scientists for more than 50 years—how to use a protein’s genetic sequence to predict the exact three-dimensional shape that a protein will take—has effectively been answered...

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The growth of the plant-based meat sector started to take hold a decade back. Thanks to rapidly-increasing sales, even traditional meat companies—those of the animal protein world—want in on the game. But as the sector matures, many people are beginning to ask tougher questions about the...