Is Fold.it just a 3-D protein game?

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After listening to a radio segment describing the protein game Fold.it, answer the following questions:

Group A
1. What is Fold.it?
2. Fold.it is designed to answer a large biological question. What is the question scientists are aiming to answer? How is that a great challenge for scientists? Why (not)?
3. Is the game designed for scientists or laypeople? To what extent, is this facilitating its main objective?
4.  (Optional) Make an account and write a brief review of the challenges you encountered or skills you improved.

 

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Author: Kallia Katsampoxaki-Hodgetts

EAP/ESP lecturer and instructor Academic Writing Specialist School of Science and Engineering University of Crete Tel. (0030) 2810 545102 Office Γ301, Chemistry Department Panistimioupoli Vouton, Heraklion, Crete, 71003 https://twitter.com/kalliacrete

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