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foldit

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Help NASA find where planets are born

NASA has turned to crowdsourcing for help in its search for embryonic planetary systems that the Hubble can study.

By February 3, 2014

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Scientists pleasantly 'shocked' by skills of Foldit gamers

How gamers devised state-of-the-art algorithms playing Foldit, a protein-folding game that has advanced HIV, cancer, and Alzheimer's research.

By November 7, 2011

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Foldit game leads to AIDS research breakthrough

Gamers help biochemists understand the structure of a protein that is key to the growth of HIV in about 10 days.

By September 19, 2011

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In Foldit, gamers take on protein challenges

Almost 60,000 people around the world have played Foldit, a game much like Tetris that involves folding proteins to tackle problems in medicine such as disabling the flu virus.

By August 4, 2010

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Crowdsourcing gamers best computers on protein folding

Citizen scientists using a 3D jigsaw puzzle video game are helping decode how proteins work to advance research drug treatments and potentially renewable fuels and chemicals.

By January 25, 2012

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Another good year for gamers who help scientists

Roughly 17,000 registered players of the DNA sequencing game Phylo have helped solve more than 350,000 problems since November 2010.

By December 12, 2011

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This Day in Tech: Google Wallet launches

Too busy to keep up with today's tech news? Here are some of the more interesting stories from CNET and elsewhere for Monday, September 19.

By September 19, 2011

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MIT software could bring 'DNA origami' to the masses

New program helps predict complex 3D structures based on a given DNA template, opening the door to developing more targeted drug delivery systems, synthetic photocells, and more.

By April 27, 2011

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Author Jane McGonigal explains why 'reality is broken' (Q&A)

45 Minutes on IM: With her new book, the well-known game designer delves into the question of why life makes people unhappy and how games might well be the answer. She also tells CNET about her new start-up and the game that saved her life.

By January 26, 2011

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Play game to fight AIDS, cancer, Alzheimer's

Foldit is a SETI@home-like project for protein mapping in which humans are the computers and disease-fighting research becomes a game.

By October 24, 2008