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 Ruth Williams
Scientists discover that cancer can drive the autoimmune disorder scleroderma.
By Jef Akst
A model that tracked last winter’s flu season could accurately predict peak outbreaks across the United States.
By K. John Morrow Jr.
Researchers scramble to put mouse cancer models on solid footing.
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