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Wired: “New Videogame Lets Amateur Researchers Mess with RNA”

A Wired profile of UW CSE Ph.D. alum Adrien Treuille – now a faculty member at Carnegie Mellon – and his videogame EteRNA, in which players manipulate nucleotides, the fundamental building blocks of RNA, to coax molecules into specific shapes.  The work is an outgrowth of the protein folding and protein structure calculation game Foldit, which Adrien developed in the UW Center for Game Science along with fellow student Seth Cooper.

Read this terrific profile here.