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PBS science series NOVA launches the RNA Lab, built in partnership with the groundbreaking citizen science game Eterna. BOSTON, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For the first time
Over the last decade, there has been a rapid growth in "citizen science" projects, allowing more and more science enthusiasts, hobbyists, students and other ordinary people to participate in the excitement of real-world scientific research and help solve serious scientific mysteries.
Video game players have successfully pieced together the structure of a retrovirus enzyme that causes an AIDS-like ailment in rhesus monkeys--an enzyme whose configuration had stumped scientists from more than a decade.
Biochemists and computer scientists at the University of Washington two years ago launched an ambitious project harnessing the brainpower of computer gamers to solve medical problems.
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