A Development and Deployment Platform for Citizen Science Games in Genomics

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Outcome

Status

Past

Competition

None

Genome Centre(s)

GE3LS

No

Project Leader(s)

Jerome Waldispuhl

Fiscal Year Project Launched

2013-2014

Project Description

Computer games, which are tremendously popular worldwide, can bring massive resources together through crowdsourcing (a practice of obtaining contributions from a large group of people, especially from an online community). Applied to genomics, scientific games have excellent potential to solve complex problems arising in molecular biology. Drs. Jerome Waldispuhl and Mathieu Blanchette are designing a platform that will allow scientists to build video games for studying, mining and processing molecular biology data. The games will be assembled on an online gaming website that will be open to contributions from researchers and game companies to enhance the development of techniques in personalized genomics and health.

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