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    • Variational Monte Carlo is one of the most accurate methods to solve the many-electron Schrödinger equation, but suffers from high computational cost. A recent study uses a weight-sharing technique to accelerate the neural network-based variational Monte Carlo method, allowing accurate and effective simulations of molecules.

      • Huan Tran
      News & Views
    • Determining the origin of engineered DNA can help to foster responsible innovation within the biotechnology community. A convolutional neural network approach that learns distances between engineered DNA sequences and various labs that could have created them is used to accurately predict the lab-of-origin.

      Research Briefing
    • A dynamic model of SARS-CoV-2 transmission is integrated with a 63-sector economic model to identify control strategies for optimizing economic production while keeping schools and universities operational, and for constraining infections such that emergency hospital capacity is not exceeded.

      • Aditya Goenka
      • Lin Liu
      News & Views
    • Biomimetic nanoparticles can form complexes with proteins. Structural descriptors have been identified to predict nanoparticle–protein complex formation and their interaction sites. These descriptors include geometrical and graph-theoretical molecular features that are universally applicable to all nanoscale macromolecules of both organic and inorganic chemistries.

      Research Briefing
    • A robust and reliable codec is the backbone for any digital DNA storage. A recent work introduces a codec based on ancient Chinese philosophy, yin–yang, that outperforms other codecs in terms of reliability and physical information density.

      • Manish K. Gupta
      News & Views