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Submission + - Gamers Decode AIDS Protein In Just 3 Weeks (huffingtonpost.com)

Khomar writes: Now you have a justification for all of those late nights playing online computer games.

A 15-year-old AIDS problem was recently solved in just three weeks using a new online game site that allows users to contribute in decoding complex proteins. Fold.it users incredibly modeled the enzyme, Mason-Pfizer monkey virus (M-PMV) retroviral protease, in a manner that matched crystalline structures observed by scientists.


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Gamers Decode AIDS Protein In Just 3 Weeks

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