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Protein folding game Foldit

22-Feb-2019

The protein folding game Foldit attempts to predict the structure of a protein by taking advantage of humans' puzzle-solving intuitions and having people play competitively to fold the best proteins.
FoldIt is an online puzzle, developed at the University of Washington. The objective is to guess the detailed fold of a protein using various tools. The ongoing experiment shows that the pattern-recognition and puzzle-solving abilities of a team of players can be more powerful than computer algorithms, in tackling real scientific problems.