In the effort to mine the mysteries of unfolded proteins, researchers from the University of Washington have turned to the unlikely realm of online gaming.
 
Earlier this month, the researchers made publicly available an online game where the object is to determine the structure of unfolded proteins, launching the field of protein analysis into an area more closely associated with geeky teenagers crashing cars, killing zombies, and shooting drug dealers and pimps in the comfort of their parents’ basements.

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Gene drives might run into biological resistance, the Economist reports.

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