21st Feb 18 Austin Clark
Cancer Research UK creates data game to find cancer cure
Cancer Research UK has teamed with Facebook, Google, Amazon and the Citizen Science Alliance to deliver a game for smartphones which involves the public in finding a cure for cancer.
Scientists from Cancer Research UK, graphic designers, gamers and computer programmers will turn important gene data and data analyst technology into a game, which will let the public analyse the data. The provisional title of the game is GeneRun and it aims to launch next summer.
Senior group leader at the CRUK Cambridge Institute, University of Cambridge, Professor Carlos Caldas, said: “By harnessing the collective power of citizen scientists we’ll accelerate the discovery of new ways to diagnose and treat cancer more precisely.”