Folding At Home

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Folding@Home is a distributed computing project which studies protein folding, misfolding, aggregation, and related diseases. They use novel computational methods and large scale distributed computing, to simulate timescales thousands to millions of times longer than previously acheived. This has allowed them to simulate folding for the first time, and to now direct their approach to examine folding related disease.

The “@Home” in this project’s name is borrowed from SETI@Home.

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