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AIDS Research Can Be All Fun and Games

From the “Think Out of The Box” department comes a report that video gamers have assisted the University of Washington in solving a molecular mystery with the AIDS virus that has stumped researchers for years.

Using a game called FoldIt, a competitive puzzle, gamers were able to assist researchers in mapping out the structure of an enzyme from an AIDS-like virus.  See the article here:  PC Magazine.

One of the concepts of Do it Well, Make it Fun is to learn from those who already do it well.  Sometimes we have to get out of our own limited box to see the world from a different perspective.  On a lighter note, when my son, who is an avid video game player, saw this report, he said, “Yes, even I can change the world!”


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