Mimicking natural evolution with ‘promiscuous reactions’ to improve the diversity of drugs

A revolutionary new scientific method developed at the University of Leeds will improve the diversity of ‘biologically active molecules’, such as antibiotics and anti-cancer agents. The researchers took their inspiration from evolution in nature. The research may uncover new pharmaceutical drugs that traditional methods would never have found.

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