Are you good with maps? Can you mentally unfold a box? If so, then you too might be candidate for the new computer game called Foldit. This is a protein folding game that could lead to medical breakthoughs. It’s free so check it out.

Tetris-Like Game Lets Players Find Scientific Solutions
Discovery Channel - May 13, 2008
May 13, 2008 — While it may not carry the same buzz of the recently released Grand Theft Auto IV, Foldit is a new online game that holds grand promise.
Computer Game’s High Score Could Earn The Nobel Prize In Medicine
Science Daily (press release) - May 8, 2008
A new game, named Foldit, turns protein folding into a competitive sport. Introductory levels teach the rules, which are the same laws of physics by which
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Could gamers help unlock medical mysteries?
CTV.ca, Canada - May 12, 2008
The free downloadable game, called “Foldit,” allows players to compete online and predict the path of protein chains as they transform into tightly packed
Foldit Makes Protein Folding A Game
Kotaku Australia, Australia - May 8, 2008
Foldit is a game for the PC and Mac that takes the Folding@Home concept and adds a more human element to the mix. Instead of having a network of computers

Dear Protein Folders:

The response to Foldit in the media and blogsphere has been beyond our wildest expectations and our servers have not been able to keep up. We apologize to all folders who have had trouble getting into the game or posting scores. Please bear with us as we upgrade to new hardware. We’re working to ensure smooth experience for everyone as soon as possible. Thank you for your interest in Foldit.

The Team.



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