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 to develop protein that suppresses new coronary pneumonia virus
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.