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Drug Design in DevPrev

Remember during the scientist chat, free_radical mentioned a drug design puzzle appearing in the developer preview client (instructions on how to switch clients), and then being released to the world at large? Well, it's up!

Please note! The first puzzle is a very simple puzzle to test the waters with the new interface and get some feedback - so we want all your feedback! For this first puzzle, we are testing if you can beat medicinal chemists in determining which small molecule binds better. To do this, you will design the small molecule by changing atoms and determine which one binds better.

We expect, barring any issues, this puzzle will be available in the main client on Monday, 28 November, following the Thanksgiving holiday in the US.

(Mon, 11/23/2015 - 19:46  |  0 comments)

Want to be a Foldit Star?

If you've been inspired by the ED videos - please feel free to make your own on a topic and let me know so we can share it with the world. We can host community videos on our YouTube channel, even if you aren't available for a "live hangout" session.

If you need some inspiration, try these topics. Or, if there's interest, we can even brainstorm ways to update our introduction video with some up to date quotes by the community!

(Fri, 11/20/2015 - 19:17  |  2 comments)

Home Stretch for Puzzle 1152

Could you use some resources to get you through that last push on Puzzle 1152: Foldit vs. UMich Electron Density Challenge? If not, keep on keeping on, but if so, keep reading!

Also: If you're watching the videos and need captioning, we're matching the transcript to our videos, and if you're interested in translating this to other languages, please send me a private message!

We're here today with a whole pile of them:
Sheets and Dots video and transcript via Susume
Sidechains video and transcript via Susume
Forum thread specifically for these videos with plenty of discussion

ScottH joined us during our science chat from the Bardwell Lab at the University of Michigan on Friday. Scroll down to 13:21 in the log and read what he had to share.

ED Sidechains transcript.txt11.98 KB
EDSheetsandDotsVideoTranscript.txt8.36 KB
(Mon, 11/16/2015 - 16:56  |  4 comments)

Chat log up!

Our last chat for the year is done and you can read all the great information right this way. Thanks for coming!

(Fri, 11/13/2015 - 23:09  |  1 comment)

A Wild 1157b Appears!

Well, not really. In case you were holding off on puzzle 1157 - it's been fixed and has a new B version that should keep us all folding. Please be sure to report any issues you have, and thank you to everyone for their speedy reports earlier alerting us to the problem.

(Fri, 11/13/2015 - 03:21  |  0 comments)
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