University of Washington computer game helps crowdsource possible coronavirus treatment

At the University of Washington, researchers from the school's school of protein design created a computer game that allows users to fold proteins. This game, which is open to anyone, is being used to crowdsource possibilities that could be used to develop antiviral drugs that would work against the novel coronavirus.

This is a rapid response story about a coping strategy. Due to the urgent crisis, we are relaxing the ‘evidence of effectiveness’ criterion for solutions coverage on COVID-19 to capture early stage, improvisational, and experimental responses that cope with the pandemic.

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