Check out some of the games being used in serious scientific research, education, and treatment.
By The Scientist Staff | January 3, 2013
In the game Foldit, players solve protein structures by shaking, wiggling, and generally rearranging chains of amino acids into their optimal, lowest-energy configurations.
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By Kerry Grens
President Obama plans to send thousands of military personnel to Africa to streamline infectious disease-response efforts.
By Jyoti Madhusoodanan
An altered vaccine and parents opting-out of inoculations have contributed to ongoing outbreaks across the U.S.
By Molly Sharlach
An analysis of bacterial sequences from the Human Microbiome Project has uncovered thousands of biosynthetic gene clusters.
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