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 K. John Morrow Jr.
Researchers scramble to put mouse cancer models on solid footing.
By Megan Scudellari
Joel Cohen uses the tools of mathematics to deconstruct questions of life.
By Erin Weeks
A century’s worth of collected butterflies shed light on how climate change threatens the survival of early-emerging species.
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