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Briefly (a few sentences) answer the following questions. 1) Why is protein folding so difficult to predict? Protein structure prediction is one such problem: locating the biologically relevant native conformation of a protein is a formidable computational challenge given the very large size of the search space. Here we describe Foldit, a multiplayer online game that engages non- scientists in solving hard prediction  problems.  2) What do humans bring to the process that computers don’t intrinsically do well? Humans use a much more varied range of exploration methods than computers. Different players use different move sequences, both according to the puzzle type and throughout the duration of a puzzle (Fig. 4a). For example, some players prefer to manually adjust sidechains; some will forego large amounts of continuous minimization at the beginning of a puzzle, but increase it as the puzzle progresses; and some prefer a more direct approach and use more rubber bands
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