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The challenge of understanding protein folding has led researchers to try several methods, including developing online games like Foldit. Researchers at the University of California, Irvine, are taking another approach — they are "wiretapping" enzymes so that they can listen as the proteins unfold, reports Popular Science's Rebecca Boyle.

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