Foldit is a revolutionary new computer puzzle game enabling you to contribute to important scientific research. Dr. Treuille is one of the creators of Fold-It, a computer game where users contribute to science by folding proteins.
Fold-it is a 3D puzzle game, basically, where the object is to augment shapes so that there are no “clashes”, (caused by the twiggy things that branch out from the backbones) and various other criteria. The puzzles start out easy, the first eight puzzles are probably tutorials. A little scientist pops up to give you the specifics on each situation, and as you progress through the game, the crutches are slowly lifted out from under you. Happy puzzling and helping science !
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