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(Android) Play to Cure: Genes In Space
« on: February 05, 2014, 05:38:29 PM »
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[New Game] Play To Cure: Genes In Space Is A Game That Harnesses Your Brain Power To Help Analyze Real Cancer Data

Most games are just about entertainment, but sometimes you can go a little good too. Play to Cure: Genes In Space is a mobile game developed for Cancer Research UK as a way to get people all over the world involved in sorting through real genetic data and help scientists get a handle on the causes of cancer.

What you're really looking at is DNA microarray data. One of the best ways to determine what is causing cancers is to find out which genes have been lost or duplicated among sufferers. A DNA microarray looks at the gene frequencies in thousands of people, but that data has to interpreted.