Thinking about FOLDIT, I started thinking about the brilliance of Yochai Benkler.
There is something here for all of us in the social sector. The critical innovation in our space is to continue to throw the challenges of our work out to the network to create the content, plan the campaigns, set the course, and do the work.
The challenge for us is breaking the challenges down and setting the network to share. They did it at FOLDIT.
With all the things proteins do to keep our bodies functioning and healthy, they can be involved in disease in many different ways. The more we know about how certain proteins fold, the better new proteins we can design to combat the disease-related proteins and cure the diseases. Below, we list three diseases that represent different ways that proteins can be involved in disease.