Cancer Research UK's Brilliant Video Game Helps Science!

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Cancer Research UK's Brilliant Video Game Helps Science!
Cancer Research UK has updated a truly great video game called Genes in Space. "By playing Genes in Space you'll be analysing significant amounts of genetic data which would have taken scientists hours to do. This data can then be used to develop new life saving treatments".

It is "a mobile and tablet app that lets you have fun at the same time as helping to cure cancer", and "The mission of Genes in Space is to collect a fictional substance dubbed Element Alpha. This represents genetic cancer data, which might underpin certain types of cancer." But it gets better than that!

"The data analysis goes back to our scientists at two key points:

"Firstly when you map your route through the Element Alpha

"Secondly when you fly your spaceship through the intergalactic space course to collect this substance.
By playing Genes in Space you'll be analysing significant amounts of genetic data which would have taken scientists hours to do. This data can then be used to develop new life saving treatments."

Find out more here.

Get the game for iOS or Android.





Thanks to VG247 for the lead.




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