Gaming a Deadly Toxin

Online puzzle solvers could aid efforts to defeat a widespread agricultural contaminant that causes liver cancer.

Progress has been slow in the battle against aflatoxin, which causes liver cancer. Researchers have developed biological agents that can crowd out the fungus that yields the toxin. Others are trying GMO versions of crops. Now Fold.it players are invited to help develop a chemical agent against the mold. (Visual by )

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