University of Washington Releases Mind Game Player Designs Protein To Suppress New Coronavirus

The University of Washington has released an intelligence game in which players can design proteins to stop the new coronary pneumonia virus from attacking human cells. The game was released on the Foldit platform. Foldit works on protein with more than 200,000 registered players.

University of Washington Releases Mind Game Player Designs Protein To Suppress New Coronavirus

University of Washington releases mind game to develop protein that suppresses new coronary pneumonia virus

如果玩家设计出有抗病毒效果的蛋白质,设计将由科学家进行进一步测试。如果有需要,华盛顿大学蛋白质设计研究所会制造玩家设计的蛋白质。要设计能阻止新冠肺炎病毒攻击人体细胞的蛋白质,玩家需要对它以及能抑制它的蛋白质有一定了解。

At present, the new coronary pneumonia has infected more than 92,000 people, resulting in more than 3,100 deaths. Although the outbreak has been contained in China, the spread in other countries and regions of the world is becoming more and more serious.

Researchers have a history of using games to complete large-scale scientific projects, such as Seti@Home projects that use the processing power of PlayStation consoles to help search for extraterrestrial life.