Foldit: Biology for Gamers

Now Dr Shock is a big fan of computer games, this game: Foldit lacks shooters and flames but it’s very useful.

Guessing how a protein will fold up based on its DNA sequence is often too difficult for even the most advanced computer programs. Now scientists have created Foldit, an online game that lets human players do the work. Read the original research and read more about ‘citizen science’ in this Nature News feature