Has anyone played Foldit, the protein-folding game that is designed to advance the science?  This Wired article makes it sound like Ender’s Game meets biochemistry!  Sounds like the Poehlman kid is the protein-folding equivalent of Stephen Wiltshire.  I love the crowdsourcing, the meta-evolutionary algorithm of it (to find the savants), and the implications for science.

  • JK

    Never played FoldIt but I’ve been running Rosetta@Home on all my machines for years. I’ll have to look into FoldIt

  • danielhorowitz

    I like the forced training, but it’s hard work. I wonder how valuable similar simpler games can be. Imagine what millions of five year old’s could accomplish.