Natural products: Tapping into personalized chemistry

January 16th, 2018 by Jack R Davison

Natural products: Tapping into personalized chemistry

Natural products: Tapping into personalized chemistry, Published online: 16 January 2018; doi:10.1038/nchembio.2560

By integrating metagenomics, spectroscopy and synthetic biology, the individualized chemistry of small reef-dwelling organisms and their associated microbiota can be characterized in exquisite detail, unlocking a wealth of structural diversity for the development of new drugs.