Virus trading cards

Posted to Infographics  |  Tags:  |  Nathan Yau

Eleanor Lutz made some trading cards — for viruses.

To make the 3D animations I used UCSF Chimera, a free molecular modeling program. When scientists discover a new protein structure they upload it to the worldwide Protein Data Bank. Each entry is assigned a unique ID number, which you can use to call up the structure in programs like Chimera or PyMol.

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