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Foldit Project News

Postby Jwb52z » Thu May 15, 2008 5:15 pm

What's New
Small Game Update
We have posted a small update tonight to address some user requests. Included are a lock/unlock all button, and the ability to resize the chat window. You should get the update automatically the next time you start the game.

Foldit Joins the International Protien Folding Competition
Foldit is joining the Team Baker Lab, http://depts.washington.edu/bakerpg/ , to compete in CASP, http://predictioncenter.org/casp8/index.cgi , the international protein folding competition. This contest is usually won by complex computer programs running on large computer clusters. Let's show them that computers are no match for the collective human creativty of over 20,000 Foldit players!

In preparation, we posted some CASP warmup puzzles (Fibronectin, http://fold.it/portal/node/210263, E. coli, http://fold.it/portal/node/210318 , Human Fyn 2, http://fold.it/portal/node/212950 , Transduction http://fold.it/portal/node/212111 ). CASP will be the first time you are folding proteins for which we truly do not know the folded shape. Be prepared; they're difficult.

Nothing like this has ever done before. Let's make history!
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