Gamers Helped Create A Scientific Breakthrough About The Building Blocks Of Life

Fastcoexist posted the following article: 

Without ever entering a lab, Jeff Anderson-Lee, a computer systems manager with no biology training beyond high school classes, is helping researchers understand the molecular foundation of all life on Earth. Anderson-Lee avidly plays Eterna, an online puzzle game that requires players to fold pixelated strands of RNA into complex molecular shapes using the real-life rules of chemical bonding.
Being able to create RNA molecules that perform certain tasks could help researchers develop vaccines and eradicate some rare diseases.
 

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