UK Charity Teams up with Google, Amazon, Others to Use Crowdsourcing to Identify Cancer Mutations | GenomeWeb

Cancer Research UK is working with the Citizen Science Alliance, Google, Amazon Web Services, Facebook, and academic partners such as Cambridge University to design and develop a free game for smartphones that will help researchers identify chromosomal rearrangements associated with cancer.

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