Sunday, November 23, 2014

FoldIt: Help other researchers by playing puzzles!

I know this is kinda old, but I had a great experience with crowd sourcing research recently and I realized I've never talked about FoldIt.  If you aren't familiar, this is a great (and crazy difficult) puzzle game where you solve protein folding problems.  FoldIt players have contributed to solving a slew of biological problems and were a feature in Nature a few years back as described in this Nature article here.

If you are interested and better at puzzles than me, you should check out FoldIt here.  There is a new version out this month for Apple, Linux, and Windows.

Oh, and here is a great introductory video.

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