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(Permalink) Posted: June 24 2012,22:15   


This site has a 'game' where you try to successfully modify an RNA strand so that it folds into a target shape.

After 10,000 points are earned in the 'challenges', then you can start submitting in the Lab area.  These are shapes that the lab guys want to have.  The top 8 voted submissions are synthesized in the lab and scored based on how well the RNA actually folded (0-100 score).  If none of the designed RNAs did well, then it goes back for another round.

This is pretty much killed my day.  I got to 10,000 points a few minutes ago and have started working on my starter lab designs.  

And no Joe, this doesn't mean that all RNAs are designed.  It just means we have learned how.

Ignored by those who can't provide evidence for their claims.

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