Project Details

Genes in Space

Analysing real genetic data using a free mobile game.

By Cancer Research UK

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Project Twitter: @CR_UK

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  • Health
  • Audiovisual
  • Data
  • Mobile

Building on the success of CellSlider, Cancer Research UK has developed Genes in Space, a free mobile game where players analyse real genetic data, while trying to beat their high score. Developers from Facebook, Amazon and Google conceived and prototyped Genes in Space at a 'GameJam' hack weekend in March 2013. The gameplay produces valuable analysis, saving countless hours of professional researchers' time, enabling them to focus their energies on developing new life-saving treatments.

Last updated: 09th of May, 2014

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