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#6 - brainstormer (10/17/2013) [-]
More info on topic? Just curious.
More info on topic? Just curious.
User avatar #13 to #6 - carbohydrates ONLINE (10/17/2013) [-]
The game is called foldit, you fold dna of different things to figure out how they attach and what shapes they are capable of folding in
Kind of a vague description, but that's about it, attaching strands to each other, folding them so different receptors interact, don't break the strands while folding it.
What the gamers figured out is how the HIV strand the scientists were looking at for years, folds and interacts, in less than two weeks. Since they now knew what the HIV strand could latch onto and interact with it was much easier to develop something to fight against it.
I'm undoubtedly missing some information, but that is about all I gathered by playing the game myself.
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