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Harnessing the Power of Artificial Intelligence & Synthetic Biology To Usher In A New Age of Drug Discovery: Jim Collins

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3 Takeaways features intimate conversations and insights from the world’s best thinkers, business leaders, writers, politicians, scientists, and other newsmakers. Each episode ends with the 3 key takeaways the leading figure has learned over their career. It’s hosted by Lynn Thoman.

James Collins, Wyss Core Faculty member and co-inventor of the technology behind Covid vaccines, shares a revolutionary approach to drug discovery. By harnessing the power of artificial intelligence, he discovered an amazing new class of antibiotics, which he named halicin after Hal, the murderous robot in the film 2001: A Space Odyssey. Professor Collins’ patented technologies have been licensed by over 25 biotech, pharma and medical devices companies. He is known as one of the founders of the new field of synthetic biology and is a professor at MIT and also affiliated with the Broad Institute.

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