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 Bob Grant
Researchers sequence a rare species of parasitic worm pulled from a patient’s cerebrum, where it was causing seizures, headaches, and flashbacks.
By Molly Sharlach
Results from the Mouse ENCODE project point to key divergences in gene regulation architecture compared to humans.
By Ruth Williams
Bacteria in the gut of a pregnant mouse strengthen the blood-brain barrier of her developing fetus.
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