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Gamers is smart

Submitted by: Hazee Daze @ 09:45 PM | Monday, September 19, 2011 | (url: http://scienceblo...)

The solution of the virus enzyme structure, the researchers said, indicates the power of online computer games to channel human intuition and three-dimensional pattern matching skills to solve challenging scientific problems.


Gamers have solved the structure of a retrovirus enzyme whose configuration had stumped scientists for more than a decade...


The scientists challenged the gamers to produce an accurate model of the enzyme. They did it in only three weeks.


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