Thursday, July 9, 2009

Gamers (Crowd Source) Unravel the Secret Life of Protein

This article submitted by Mike Laidlaw in California, USA. Thank you for that. It talks about using crowdsourcing to solve how complex proteins are folded at an atomic level by having players play a video game to work through the solution. This game has been distributed to tens of thousands via the internet. From the article: "Whoever cracks the hidden secrets of protein folding will push us that much closer to new antibiotics, cancer treatments, and biofuels." To Learn More Click Here

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