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Did the game contribute to science until now? Did any player had succussed to fold a protein that it's folding was unknown before?

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That's a very good question,

That's a very good question, and the objective of the CASP8 competition is precisely to answer this question.

Effectively, the true essence of the program is to test the capability of the human mind against those of a computer. The idea is to see if human pattern recognition and other skillsets can be applicable to the folding proteins.

We'll post more details of the CASP competitions soon.

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Yeah, has there been any

Yeah, has there been any significant reults as of yet? The casp8 is being worked on now as I get it. When it's been done we will know if humans are of any use for protein folding?


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