folding proteinpus

There’s an awesome tool/game out there called FoldIt, which allows you to play with folding proteins for fun and science. Best part? The platypus venom protein is included!


This is a short 42-residue protein found in duckbilled platypus venom for new players to try out after completing the Introductory Puzzles.

The game runs on all major platforms (including Linux! nb, apt-get install freeglut3 on Ubuntu to make it work) and now I know how I’m spending my weekend.

Happy Platypus Friday!

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