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Without any evidence, I have wondered it might be possible to predict the upcoming mutations of Covid-19 virus. I am further assuming people did so.

Has someone correctly predicted the mutated virus in the past year that today those became existant (like Delta variant, and so forth)?

I would be happy to have an explanation in layman's terms and citations to papers (if any).

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Atomwise an ai startup uses a 3d convolution neural network to predict if a molecule will bind to an protein. The covid protein had several human attempts to find a molecule to bind. see on young inventors approach to solving covid

https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/18/us/anika-chebrolu-covid-treatment-award-scn-trnd/index.html

 Anika's winning invention uses in-silico methodology to discover a lead molecule that can selectively bind to the spike protein of the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

Amazing. I wonder if atomwise simulator would concur that lead would bind to the spike protein

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