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Weekend Storm Advisory (updated)

Small weather advisory here: The PNW is expected to see an increase in heavy storming (including severe winds) on a level that a number of places are comparing it to huge storms that took place in 1962. Greatest impact days are projected to be:
Late Thursday night/Friday morning - 10/13: now not as bad as projected
Late Saturday morning/Saturday night - 10/13: still projected to be terrible

Please note while we do not expect Foldit to be affected, it's one of those things that fall into the realm of possibility, and we will do our absolute best to minimize any downtime that falls within our ability to fix. And of course, if you are within the path of the storms, please stay safe. You can keep updated and get more information here, here, here, and here.

In the event Foldit is affected by the weather, please be sure you are following us on Twitter and Facebook. We will do our very best to keep those updated as we are able.

(Wed, 10/12/2016 - 15:42  |  2 comments)

New Release!

Hey everyone!

We've just released a small update with a change to idealize SS. Your fellow players noticed that the helices produced by the tool weren't optimal, and we're putting in a change to fix that!

Tools:
* Idealize SS now uses more realistic values for idealizing helices

(Mon, 10/10/2016 - 19:15  |  6 comments)

Developer Preview Release Soon

Hey everyone!

We're pushing out a small update to the developer preview with a change to idealize SS. Your fellow players noticed that the helices produced by the tool weren't optimal, and we're putting in a change to fix that!

Tools:
* Idealize SS now uses more realistic values for idealizing helices

(Fri, 10/07/2016 - 17:38  |  0 comments)

Foldit Plays for Jain Foundation / DYSF

Our new puzzle and corresponding blog post is up. As many of you learned from our news post yesterday, September 30 is Limb Girdle Muscular Dystrophy Awareness Day, and we are introducing Puzzle 1291: Dysferlin C2B Domain to commemorate this day and to spread awareness to the Foldit community.

(Fri, 09/30/2016 - 13:59  |  0 comments)

Foldit invited to tackle rare muscle disorder

Good news, everyone! Our community is being invited to help work out the structure of an abnormal protein that causes a disabling muscle disorder called limb girdle muscular dystrophy. The project hopes to enlist thousands of volunteers from around the world to help determine the shape of the protein that lies at the root of the disease and will feature a puzzle set to go live tomorrow on Limb Girdle Muscular Dystrophy Awareness Day.

Check out the press release.

(Thu, 09/29/2016 - 22:27  |  0 comments)
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