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Foldit Gamers FTW

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Uploaded on Jan 20, 2012

Hank tells us how some gamers are outperforming sophisticated computer programs to help solve the puzzle of protein folding and to assist scientists in finding better treatments for HIV/AIDS, cancer, and Alzheimer's.

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Play Foldit! http://fold.it/portal/
Read more about the Foldit project:
Foldit Gamers Solve AIDS Puzzle That Baffled Scientists for a Decade - http://dft.ba/-1ACY
Foldit Gamers Solve Riddle of HIV Enzyme within 3 weeks - http://dft.ba/-1ACZ

Credits:
Produced by Hank Green
Chief Editor: Blake de Pastino
Cinematography: Nick Jenkins
Video Editor: Matt Ferguson
Graphics: Amber Bushnell
Written by: Jesslyn Shields

TAGS: foldit, gamer, video game, computer, protein, spatial relationships, spatial reasoning, protein, amino acid, enzyme, HIV, AIDS, cancer, Alzheimer's, scishow, dose, hank green

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