Last chance to be included as an author on the CASP11 paper

The editors of Nature have sent us their deadline for the CASP11 WeFold paper author list.

If you played one of the CASP11 puzzles and would like your full real name to be included in the group consortium author list for this paper, please follow the directions in the blogpost by Saturday June 2nd at 11:59pm GMT

(Wed, 05/30/2018 - 01:14  |  0 comments)

WeFold paper on CASP11 has just been accepted!

The followup paper to the first WeFold experiment was just accepted this week in Nature's online open access journal that covers the natural sciences: Scientific Reports.

The paper is titled: "An analysis and evaluation of the WeFold collaborative for protein structure prediction and its pipelines in CASP11 and CASP12"

( Posted by  beta_helix 71 991  |  Thu, 05/24/2018 - 02:35  |  6 comments )
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Website Downtime

Hey everyone,

We're in the process of upgrading some of our server software, and we will need to take the site down to do so.

We're scheduling the downtime for 11 AM PST (6 PM GMT) on Wednesday, May 30th. Puzzles have been scheduled accordingly to avoid any issues.

(Wed, 05/23/2018 - 22:27  |  0 comments)

Developer Preview Release Soon

Hey everyone,

We're about to push an update to the Developer Preview that reintroduces some of the experimental intro puzzle/UI changes from the last update. We have made a number of fixes based on your feedback from the previous test. Let us know what issues are still there!

(Thu, 05/17/2018 - 19:52  |  3 comments)

Foldit's 10 Year Anniversary!

Today marks the 10-year anniversary of Foldit’s launch on May 9, 2008!

( Posted by  bkoep 71 540  |  Wed, 05/09/2018 - 04:48  |  0 comments )
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New Release!

Hey everyone,

We've just released an update to the game with the following fixes and features:

General:
* Added the Pin Tool - this allows players to have greater control over where the changes to the protein backbone are rooted. To access, go to the view options and check 'Show backbone pins' (off by default, and not shown when 'advanced gui' isn't enabled). A pin will appear over each piece of protein representing where the piece is rooted. Left click and drag to move it, right click to keep the piece from moving. You can find a quick demonstration here.

(Mon, 05/07/2018 - 17:56  |  0 comments)

Electron Density for Foldit Player Design

We recently solved the crystal structure of a protein designed by fiendish_ghoul in Puzzle 1331! The crystal structure shows that the protein folds up exactly as fiendish_ghoul originally designed it, with a Cα RMSD of 0.9 angstroms! Congratulations to fiendish_ghoul! We've uploaded the refined electron density map into Puzzle 1516, so players can try folding a model into the electron density. Check it out now!

(Wed, 05/02/2018 - 23:01  |  0 comments)

Updating macOS version to 64-bit

Since Apple will soon be limiting support for 32-bit applications (https://developer.apple.com/news/?id=06282017a), we will be updating the macOS version of Foldit to 64-bit in an upcoming update, and the existing 32-bit version of Foldit will no longer be supported. This will likely require re-downloading the macOS installer.

(Tue, 04/24/2018 - 20:05  |  1 comment)

Citizen Science Day Heroes

It's Citizen Science Day and the fine folks over at the Human Computation Institute together with SciStarter have put together an event called the CitSciDay HERO Challenge. Players go around and try out some cool citizen science games and earn badges. You may have guessed it, Foldit is involved this year! There are likely to be some fresh faces in chat from people coming by to earn their badge and try Foldit on for size. If you want to check out the event (or claim your Foldit badge!) check out the blog post here.

(Sat, 04/14/2018 - 16:47  |  0 comments)

Developer Preview Release Soon

Hey everyone,

We're going to be pushing an update to the developer preview soon with the following fixes and features:

General:

(Wed, 04/11/2018 - 00:56  |  2 comments)
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