Foldit Impact Guide for Parents

Foldit is an online videogame developed by the University of Washington’s Center for Game Science, in collaboration with the university’s Department of Biochemistry, where players manipulate the structures of real proteins to solve puzzles. Scientists are able to then use the solutions created by players to help conduct important research that helps to find cures for serious diseases, creating real-life impact. Since its release, it has received significant praise from gamers and scientists alike and was an integral factor in understanding important and long misunderstood enzymes in ongoing AIDS research and protein redesign.

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