Foldit: Biology for gamers – by Nature Video



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 at: http://go.nature.com/zsfaKP and read more about ‘citizen science’ in this Nature News feature: http://go.nature.com/sfBFPM

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34 thoughts on “Foldit: Biology for gamers – by Nature Video

  • September 12, 2017 at 10:28 pm
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    I still don't see what advantages humans have over a computer in this game. A computer can manipulate an algorithm much faster than a human but I don't understand what I'm missing here.

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  • September 12, 2017 at 10:28 pm
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    i always thought about making a game like this..but it appears someone has already!!!

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  • September 12, 2017 at 10:28 pm
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    I play foldit and their publications list foldit players as co-authors. Does that mean I can add David Baker's papers to my CV?

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  • September 12, 2017 at 10:28 pm
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    i dont quite understand, when one player gets best conformation of the protein, do other players start to make it even better, from this start point ?

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  • September 12, 2017 at 10:28 pm
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    MX Revolution. Best Mouse EVER.. Until it starts involuntarily double clicking eveything

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  • September 12, 2017 at 10:28 pm
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    Incredible!! I read a futurist article a good while back described this exact concept, so its great to see actually happening.

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  • September 12, 2017 at 10:28 pm
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    Incredible!! I read a futurist article a good while back described this exact concept, so its great to see actually happening.

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  • September 12, 2017 at 10:28 pm
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    These arnt gamers

    Theyre amateurs.

    I mean common theyre probably playing the game on a crppy nvidia 9600gt

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  • September 12, 2017 at 10:28 pm
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    These arnt gamers

    Theyre amateurs.

    I mean common theyre probably playing the game on a crappy nvidia 9600gt

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  • September 12, 2017 at 10:28 pm
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    @bigbad1000do7a Then I'm not a gamer cause I always give up halfway through.

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  • September 12, 2017 at 10:28 pm
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    I've just heard about this game on slashdot, some gamers solved a aids like retrovirus enzyme, so it actually is practical for moving science forward!

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  • September 12, 2017 at 10:28 pm
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    Is it truly multiplayer? That implies there is interaction among the players in a way more than just score boards.

    Nevertheless, this is so cool and it goes along with what I've been screaming for years. Make anything a game and people will do it. Even chores and exercise and folding amino acids!

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  • September 12, 2017 at 10:28 pm
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    If anyone's wondering, the music:

    Around the World – by Daft Punk
    Clint Eastwood – by Gorillaz

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  • September 12, 2017 at 10:28 pm
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    "that 10% of euphoria is suppose to take you through the 90% of banging your head against the wall"

    –been there many times

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  • September 12, 2017 at 10:28 pm
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    Thanks so much for telling it how it is, thanks to all my friends from fold.it around the world whom put in the time and effort to make this project work !!! Kia Kaha from Aotearoa – aka Renton – Anthropic Dreams

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  • September 12, 2017 at 10:28 pm
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    The website of the game won't load of me. Is this some sort of scam? 😮

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