Video Gamers Quickly Defeat Biochemical Puzzle That Scientists Couldn’t Solve for Years

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Credit: FoldIt

Researchers at the University of Washington have successfully leveraged the power of gamers to solve a biochemical puzzle: the structure of a complex protein related to the development of AIDS. By playing an online game called Foldit, teams of average citizens were able to make a breakthrough discovery in how this protein was shaped even though scientists had stumbled over the question for more than a decade.

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