Applying quantitative methods to biomedical discovery
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Science Game Lab: tool for the unification of biomedical games with a purpose

Abstract
Games with a purpose and other kinds of citizen science initiatives demonstrate great potential for advancing biomedical science and improving STEM education. Articles documenting the success of projects such as Fold.it and Eyewire in high impact journals have raised wide interest in new applications of the distributed human intelligence that these systems have tapped into.

Posted by on Jun 16, 2017
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Building communities of knowledge with Wikidata

As the Wikimedia Movement works to define its strategy for the next fifteen years, it is worthwhile to consider how its recent product Wikidata may fit into that strategy. As its homepage states, “Wikidata is a free and open knowledge base that can be read and edited by both humans and machines.” Wikidata is a particular kind of database designed to capture statements about items in the world with references that support those statements.  Because Wikidata is a database, its contents are meant to be viewed in the context of software that retrieve the data through queries and then renders the data to meet the needs of a user in a certain context.

Posted by on Jun 16, 2017
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Happy Memorial Day weekend!

Mark2Cure was at the Citizen Science Association 2017 conference, and a lot of people were excited about the use of citizen science for biomedical research!

Posted by on May 26, 2017
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