Groups Design Mobile Game To Hasten Cancer Research
Cancer Research UK is partnering with technology organizations like Amazon, Facebook and Google to develop a mobile game that could accelerate cancer research. The game will allow smartphone users to look at data sets and identify subtle mutations in tumors' DNA that likely could not be detected by computers. Cancer Research UK plans to launch the game in mid-2013.
- "Facebook, Google Tech Gurus To Design Cancer Research Game" (Kelland, Reuters, 2/28).
- "Citizen Science: Public To Join Cancer Cure Hunt" (Gallagher, BBC News, 2/28).