Stop Genetic Diseases with your Screen Saver!

A reader sez:

I’ve come across a distributed-computing project very much like SETI@Home, save that this project deals with the “folding” of proteins. Since it’s thought that some diseases may be caused by proteins that have gotten misfolded I’d think that this rates as a worthy cause. The folding site is And, if you’re willing to pitch this to your admiring public, I’ve even set up a St Blogs On The Web team; the team number is 12489, and the team statistics can be found at