We're Not Wasting Time on Facebook, We're Doing Science | GenomeWeb

By moving and matching differently colored leaves as part of a Facebook game, users are actually helping researchers analyze the genomes of the ash tree and the fungus Chalara fraxinea that infects and kills the tree, reports CNET Australia's Crave blog.

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