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Tuesday, 4 February 2014

New mobile game helps to fight cancer

A new iOS and Android game lets people help Cancer Research UK scientists fight cancer in real life.

Play To Cure: Genes In Space is a free game where the player has to collect a stuff called Element Alpha. This represents genetic cancer data, which might underpin certain types of cancer.

By playing the game and collecting Element Alpha, players are actually helping analyse large amounts of genetic data, which would take Cancer Research scientists hours to do.

The game is actually a data analysis tool, so by mapping a route through an asteroid field and then collecting the Element Alpha in it (while dodging and shooting asteroids), players are actually sending back data analysis to the Cancer Research labs.

Play To Cure: Genes In Space can be downloaded free on the iOS App Store and the Google Play store.