Games with a scientific purpose

Genome Biol. 2011 Dec 28;12(12):135. doi: 10.1186/gb-2011-12-12-135.


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.

MeSH terms

  • Algorithms
  • Protein Folding
  • Proteomics / methods*
  • Recreation / psychology
  • Thermodynamics
  • Video Games / psychology*