Posted by: grokscience | November 21, 2012

Molecular Origami

Protein folding, i.e. how a long chain of amino acids attains its three-dimensional form, is an incredibly complex problem. To solve it, scientists use super computers and even online video games! On this episode, University of Chicago biophysicist Tobin Sosnick joins us to discuss this fascinating and confounding biological problem.

Fold 1000 amino acids for good luck… 😉

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