Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Game helps scientists fight ash disease

Playing video games and feeling virtuous may seem almost like a contradiction in terms, but the Sainsbury Laboratory in Norwich, UK has turned gaming into a way to advance science and help protect the environment. The Fraxinus game is a Facebook app that uses player participation to figure out the structure of a fungus genome, as part of a crowdsourcing effort to combat a disease that threatens Britain and Europe’s ash trees... Continue Reading Game helps scientists fight ash disease

Section: Environment

Tags: Disease, Facebook, Fungus, Games, Genome, Tree

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