Fascinating and inspiring.
Next time someone tries to tell you that video games and gamers have no positivie contribution to society, point them in the direction of this article.
Basically, a video game was designed to try and unpick the complex folded structure of a specific protein. Computers aren’t very good at tweaking and prodding at complex 3D structures, but humans excel at it. Within a few weeks, the structure had been mapped – having been unsolvable for years.
This protein is important in understanding how HIV grows and spreads.