• Question: in what way will a 3d printer aid you in teaching others about protein molecules?

    Asked by missingunicorn to Iain on 11 Mar 2014.
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      Iain Moal answered on 11 Mar 2014:

      Well, for instance, our body has lots of different antibody molecules which help us fight off bacteria by binding to bacterial proteins. I could print off two different antibodies and two different proteins, and you would be able to see which one binds to which just by picking them up and seeing how they fit together.