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    Online gamers crack AIDS enzyme puzzle
    http://www.ottawacitizen.com/health/...202/story.html

    Developed in 2008 by the University of Washington, [FoldIt] is a fun-for-purpose video game in which gamers, divided into competing groups, compete to unfold chains of amino acids the building blocks of proteins using a set of online tools.

    To the astonishment of the scientists, the gamers produced an accurate model of the enzyme in just three weeks.

    Cracking the enzyme "provides new insights for the design of antiretroviral drugs," says the study, referring to the lifeline medication against the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).
    Dude, seriously, WHAT handkerchief?

    snooggums' density principal: "The more dense a population, the more dense a population."

    Iliana: "You're a great friend but if we're ever chased by zombies I'm tripping you."

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