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These 2 scientific presentations were from the Bioinformatics outside the lab: How to mobilize online citizen scientists to accelerate research session at the virtual ISMB conference in July 2020: https://www.iscb.org/ismb2020-program/special-sessions#sst02

Seth Cooper, "Foldit and the origin of scientific discovery games in molecular biology":

Firas Khatib (beta_helix), "Gamers and experimentalists collaborate on COVID-19":

BONUS: This article, "Citizen science is booming during the pandemic". just came out this week and mentions Foldit.
Be sure to check it out--thank you to all of our players who have contributed so much to science, particularly during this time!

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favorite quotes

My favorite quotes from beta_helix:

'I tried hanging out at the back of crystallography conferences, holding a "We'll fit your densities for free!!" sign, but all I got were very strange looks.'

'After we published [the Foldit electron density paper], I just sat by the phone, waiting for all the experimentalists to call the Foldit Hotline, asking for help with solving their structures. [*** crickets ***]'


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