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Genetic algorithms in drug design: A not-so-old story in a newer bottle
Published in Springer International Publishing
Volume: 9783319065083
Pages: 325 - 342
The application of computational tools can alleviate the challenges (viz. time consumption and cost intensiveness) in drug design. Metaheuristics, a collection of such diverse computational and mathematical tools, whose first application was dated back to the early 1970s, caters to several expectations of rational drug designing. Among the population-based metaheuristics, genetic algorithms most closely mimic natural selection. As a consequence, they are rapidly garnering popularity over other members of evolutionary computation as the most preferred simulation processes for drug trials and designing. This chapter discusses various applications of genetic algorithms in drug design, from designing a combinatorial library, QSAR/QSPR study, and designing lead candidacy in drug discovery to solutions for genetic disease. Genetic algorithms find their place in all. © 2014 Springer International Publishing Switzerland. All rights reserved.
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