Could video gamers make our food supply safer?
Smithsonian Magazine - 10/25/2017
Foldit, developed by computer scientists at the University of Washington and Northeastern University, has been used successfully in health research before. In 2011, it took Foldit users three weeks to discover the structure of an enzyme that helps the AIDS virus reproduce, paving the way for potential new treatments. It was a problem that had been perplexing scientists for a decade.