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Games with a scientific purpose

Benjamin M Good and Andrew I Su*

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Department of Molecular and Experimental Medicine, The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, CA 92037, USA

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Genome Biology 2011, 12:135  doi:10.1186/gb-2011-12-12-135

Published: 28 December 2011


The protein folding game Foldit shows that games are an effective way to recruit, engage and organize ordinary citizens to help solve difficult scientific problems.