The Crowd Cluster

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Who needs a supercomputer or a cluster when you've got gamers? Non-scientists, many of whom may not even know the difference between RNA and DNA, are eagerly making major contributions to protein folding, synthetic molecule design, and phylogenetics research, and having fun while doing so. The academic community has released several online games in an effort to solve complex biological problems.

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In a survey, about half of Canadian government scientists say they still feel as though they cannot speak freely, ScienceInsider reports.

Clinicians in China are moving ahead with a number of CRISPR trials, NPR reports, as the US embarks on its first.

The Atlantic reports that biohacker Josiah Zayner regrets injecting himself with the CRISPR gene-editing tool on stage.

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