Foldit

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To the astonishment of most scientists, that is what happened. Yahoo Games reports that scientists needed to look at the amino acids that make up a protein responsible for many diseases, AIDS one of them. The amino acid order is important but the way the amino acids fold (we have spoken about this in this BLOG) is critical to understanding how to destroy it. A video game, Foldit, was created and gamers asked to find the correct fold. In just 3 weeks the gamers came up with the correct fold that matches what happens in reality.