By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — Carnegie Mellon University and Stanford University are using a $1 million grant from the W. M. Keck Foundation to expand a program that uses online crowdsourcing to create new RNA designs that are later tested in labs.

Carnegie Mellon said today that the funding will help researchers expand their capability to synthesize thousands of molecules developed each month by gamers playing the EteRNA game, whereas before they could evaluate only about 32 molecules per month.

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