Scientists and gamers have come together in an astonishing way, cracking the structure of an enzyme that is in a class of retroviruses similar to AIDS.  Because of computer software and programming, scientists have been unable to come up with an accurate model of it for over a decade; gamers were able to do it within three weeks. 

Using game software called Foldit, gamers worked to unfold the chains of amino acids in the enzyme, creating the accurate picture. Scientists can now use their model to help with research and development of vaccines.

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