Foldit

About

Type: Game

Cost: Free

Platform(s): Windows, OS X, Linux

Description

“Foldit is a revolutionary crowdsourcing computer game enabling you to contribute to important scientific research…With all the things proteins do to keep our bodies functioning and healthy, they can be involved in disease in many different ways. The more we know about how certain proteins fold, the better new proteins we can design to combat the disease-related proteins and cure the diseases. Below, we list three diseases that represent different ways that proteins can be involved in disease.” – Foldit

 

 

Curator: Steve Wilcox

Steve Wilcox is an assistant professor in the Game Design & Development program at Wilfrid Laurier University where he researches & creates knowledge translation games. He is also the co-founder & former editor-in-chief of First Person Scholar.

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