Science is fun - Crowdsourcing: let.s play Foldit

in #science3 months ago

Together we are stronger can be interpreted in a different ways but in this case, we can be stronger than limited amount of scientists that fights many battles on different fronts to improve quality of life.
I know about some local projects that are/were using crowdsourcing but this one...omg how I missed it?! :)

Foldit is a protein folding game, developed by the University of Washington.s Institute for protein design, which tasks players with solving puzzles by creating a protein structure that can interact with another protein in a given way.
Considering that during last two years burning topic is SARS-CoV-2, ongoing game is the first step in developing antiviral drugs. Goal is binding the coronavirus.s spike protein, which it uses to infect human cells.

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There are many other games, for those are who are sick and tired of corona and want to help finding the drugs/cure for some other diseases :)

Do you already know about this game?
Did someone play(ed) it?

Can we make crowdsourcing game on Hive :wonder:

P.S. Corona virus song by Belle or how to modernize fairy-tale (hint>she is gonna kill the beast in the prince with the virus :P :D )

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