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.

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TAGGED: Enzyme, Protein Folding, HIV, Crowdsourcing