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Gamers help solving biochemistry problem

Posted by Ed on November 9, 2011

In biochemistry one wants to determine the structure of a protein which proves to be difficult. A new approach is the game foldit. You are given a protein with the goal of finding the structure with the lowest possible energy configuration. There is a score loaderboard that motivates players.

Here is a nice video of what has been achieved lately: msnbc report
A good article on foldit can be found on wired.com

And here’s a video of someone actually playing the game:

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