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September 28, 2011

fold.it :: games advancing science

got to http://fold.it/ and play games to help scientists advance their research :: read one success story here :: http://www.nature.com/nsmb/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/nsmb.2119.html :: from the article ::

Following the failure of a wide range of attempts to solve the crystal structure of M-PMV retroviral protease by molecular replacement, we challenged players of the protein folding game Foldit to produce accurate models of the protein. Remarkably, Foldit players were able to generate models of sufficient quality for successful molecular replacement and subsequent structure determination. The refined structure provides new insights for the design of antiretroviral drugs.

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I've been following you since the first month of The Show. I'm really proud of my self for knowing about Fold.It before you blogged about it. I've been playing it for days. :)

Posted by: Bryna at September 28, 2011 6:05 PM

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