Foldit Game Leads to AIDS Breakthrough

Posted 9/20/11 by . Filed under 33rd SBFC, Featured News.

At the 33rd Symposium, banquet speaker, David Baker, Professor of Biochemistry at the University of Washington, discussed his computer game, Foldit. This revolutionary game has been played by tens of thousands and has hit national news for its groundbreaking work. The article, Crystal structure of a monomeric retroviral protease solved by protein folding game players, was recently published in the Nature Structural & Molecular Biology journal.

Many news organizations have picked up the story. Read Cnet’s article on the groundbreaking work of Foldit.

For more info, visit the Visit the Foldit Web site

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