How To Find A Molecule In A Haystack

The right molecule can make a fortune by treating a disease or creating a new property in a material. Companies use techniques such as nuclear magnetic-resonance imaging to gather information about the structures of thousands of promising molecules. Often, though, these data languish in filing systems, so companies can essentially "lose" information on the one molecule in 10,000 that might lead to a breakthrough.

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