So the CASP organizers released this Server Only target on July 17th:
>T0642 J0KE1, Homo sapiens, 387 residues
Look at the sequence very carefully and you'll get the joke.
We didn't post the puzzle at the time (mostly because it's 387 residues) but we immediately noticed that this was not a real sequence and that the CASP9 organizers were having some fun.
We thought it would be really cool, however, to fold this sequence up into a cool shape (like a smiley face or something) but obviously none of us had time to do this during CASP.
Since the native for this one will never be released, there isn't really a deadline so we thought we would give the sequence to you (to play around with) and if there are some fun shapes & creations that you come up with, we can send them to the CASP organizers and they might present them at the CASP meeting in December.
We don't want to make this a formal puzzle since this isn't as much about getting the highest score, but more about who can design a cool looking model, so we are making it a Contest that you are free to join (also it's 387 residues and we don't want to scare off all the new Foldit players!)
CLICK ON THE FOLLOWING LINK TO JOIN THE CONTEST:
By the way, if it was too hard to read, this is the sequence:
M DEAR CASPERS TERRIFIC NEWS YESTERDAY WE RELEASED THE LAST SEQ IN THE
NINTH CASP PLEASE GET RESTED AND LET ASSESSMENT DETERMINE THE EST
SCIENTIFIC CENTERS THIS TARGET IS DIFFERENT AND HAS VERY SPECIFIC SHAPE
WILL CHECK IT AT THE MEETING IN PACIFIC GRVE HA HA LAST WC FINALISTS
FRANCE WERE ELIMINATED IN PRELIMINARY MATCHES SPAIN WIN AGAINST
NETHERLANDS IN FINAL INTERESTING ENDING HAVE A NICE FALL MERRY CHRISTMAS
AND HAPPY NEWYEAR TAKE IT EASY AND SMILE