New citizen science/serious game portal coming soon

For those of you who have been with us since the beginning, you might be wondering what Ben has been up to. Ben, if you recall, is the bearded scientist in this picture and the one who started Mark2Cure with the Amazon Mechanical Turk projects. In addition to trying to make information more accessible and useful with his efforts in the Gene Wiki / Wikidata projects, Ben has been working on...
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Mark2Cure anniversary and NGLY1 Mark2Curathon review

It has been an exciting two weeks! In celebration of the anniversary of our campaign for NGLY1, we launched a new module in Mark2Cure, followed by a launch event and a Mark2Curathon. Hence, we have a lot of prizes to send out this week. If you’ve won a prize or a marker, details on how to claim your reward will be sent to you in a separate email. If not, there will be ample opportunities in the...
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Countdown to the NGLY1 awareness day Mark2Curathon

A little more than a week ago, we started celebrating the anniversary of Mark2Cure’s Campaign for NGLY1. We launched a new mission (doc set) the day before our anniversary, and opened up a brand new module the following Monday. Although we initially scheduled to launch another mission the following Wednesday, we decided to delay that mission focus our efforts on improving this new module. Many...
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New Relationship Extraction Module launching soon

Since our last blog post, users have completed 210 quests, submitted 1050 annotated abstracts, closed out the last of our autophagy-based missions (doc sets), and brought the first of the GlcNAC missions to near completion. The winners for our bi-weekly contribution prizes this time are schan7, dmatsumoto, and Waterlily2016! Congratulations to our prize winners, and a huge thanks to all our...
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New doc set in Mark2Cure

A new doc set is now available in the dashboard. Don’t worry though, you can still view the results of the recently completed doc sets by going to the landing page in Mark2Cure. Speaking of the landing page, we’ve been working on making more of Mark2Cure’s content openly available. Now, you can view both the ‘in progress’ and ‘complete’ doc sets on the landing page. Furthermore, each mission...
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BioGPS Plugin Review Blitz

Last month, BioGPS held a plugin registration blitz in order to increase the number of external resources users would be able to add to their layouts. We think the ability to customize BioGPS to suit your needs irrespective of your specialty is a valuable feature; however, this feature is only useful if the right plugins are available. That said, with over 390 plugins already available, only a...
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