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Fold It - Gaming for Science!

This game is incredible. It allows individuals such as you and me to make significant contributions to the scientific community through gaming. I insist you play it!

It's also very addictive. I found it through @avantgame - she made the 'gaming for a better world' TED talk

It's already having significant effects - the game challenges people to map proteins - which helps scientists figure out how they work. For example, recently - thanks to the effort of gamers - the structure of retroviral protease was mapped. this is a key enzyme to the way the HIV virus multiplies, something that scientists have been working on for a decade. This research could really help in the fight against HIV.

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