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Spotlight on computer-aided drug design
Computer-aided drug design (CADD) encompasses a wide range of computer-based techniques, commonly used by pharmaceutical companies in drug discovery to reduce costs, increase the hit rate of novel lead compounds and guide lead optimization. This spotlight will highlight recent developments in CADD, as well as notable ways computational chemistry, artificial intelligence and big data are being applied to the discovery of novel therapeutics.