Leveling up citizen science.

  title={Leveling up citizen science.},
  author={J{\'e}r{\^o}me Waldisp{\"u}hl and Attila Szantner and Rob Knight and S{\'e}bastien Caisse and Randy Pitchford},
  journal={Nature biotechnology},
Since 2008, the Foldit team has recruited online participants to predict protein 3D structure via a 3D puzzle game distributed as a standalone program for personal computers1. This project helped refine a retroviral protease structure2 and later discovered novel protein folds3. Two years later, Phylo4 pushed the gamification concept to reach a broader public by crowdsourcing comparative genomics tasks via tile-matching puzzle games. Other successful projects include web-based games for RNA… 

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