Got a little time to kill? Why not plop down on a sofa, rip open a bag of chips, fire up the smartphone and take off on a space adventure game to help cancer researchers sift through seas of genomic variant data?

That's the notion behind Play to Cure: Genes in Space, a mobile app game created for Cancer Research UK to harness the power of crowdsourcing to help cancer scientists analyze genomic information, the PHG foundation reports.

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