September 19, 2011
Video Gamers Solve Decade-Old HIV Problem in 3 Weeks
Science Daily, Science Daily
Univ. of Washington
Gamers have solved the structure of a retrovirus enzyme whose configuration had stumped scientists for more than a decade. The gamers achieved their discovery by playing Foldit, an online game that allows players to collaborate and compete in predicting the structure of protein molecules.
TAGGED: Enzyme, Protein Folding, HIV, Crowdsourcing