Gamers Solve HIV Puzzle in Ten Days | GamePolitics

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Scientists at the University of Washington have been trying to decipher the complex structure of an enzyme that « exhibits behavior similar to that of an enzyme key in the development of AIDS from an HIV infection » for the last decade. They believed that it likely played a critical role in finding a cure for the disease. But gamers playing spatial game Foldit have managed to collectively determine the enzyme’s structure in a mere ten days.

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