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Gamers, Big Tech, Even La Liga Soccer Link Computers to Fight COVID-19 in Washington U. Study

By Max Kozlov, St. Louis Post Dispatch
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Researchers investigating some of humanity’s most vexing diseases began reaching out 20 years ago to nerds, gamers and even giant high-tech corporations across the world, hoping to borrow unused time on their computers. They signed up thousands, who donated their computing power so the scientists could better research cancer, Alzheimer’s and the Ebola virus, among others.

Now those scientists have turned their attention to the new coronavirus.

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