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 Molly Sharlach
An analysis of bacterial sequences from the Human Microbiome Project has uncovered thousands of biosynthetic gene clusters.
By Jyoti Madhusoodanan
Gut microbes enhance response to the seasonal flu shot in mice.
Sangeeta Bhatia, creator of miniature medical technologies, has won the Lemelson-MIT Prize.
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