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New Tech Speeds Drug Development

AI System Designs New Drug Medications from Scratch Accelerates Drug Development Process A new artificial intelligence system called ReLeASE has been developed by scientists at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill.  It greatly lessens the time to design new drug molecules from scratch.  It could potentially release the floodgates for the development of new medicines.  A blockbuster drug typically takes $3 billion and 10 years to create. Big Breakthrough What's different about ReLeASE, according to the scientists, is its unique ability to create new molecules.  The algorithm can design new, "immediately patentable" medicine with optimal safety profiles and specific biological activity.  This should significantly shorten the time to bring new drug candidates into clinical trials. Two Neural Networks Working Together ReLeASE stands for Reinforcement Learning for Structural Evolution.  It's comprised of two neural networks.  The researchers think of