Foldit Gamers FTW

Foldit Gamers FTW

Hank tells us how some gamers are outperforming sophisticated computer programs to help solve the puzzle of protein folding and to assist scientists in finding better treatments for HIV/AIDS, cancer, and Alzheimer’s.

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Play Foldit! http://fold.it/portal/
Read more about the Foldit project:
Foldit Gamers Solve AIDS Puzzle That Baffled Scientists for a Decade – http://techland.time.com/2011/09/19/foldit-gamers-solve-aids-puzzle-that-baffled-scientists-for-decade/
Foldit Gamers Solve Riddle of HIV Enzyme within 3 weeks – https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/foldit-gamers-solve-riddle/

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