Science Game Lab: tool for the unification of biomedical games with a purpose

Scripps team: Benjamin M. Good, Ginger Tsueng, Andrew I Su Playmatics Team: Sarah Santini, Margaret Wallace, Nicholas Fortugno, John Szeder, Patrick Mooney,  With helpful ideas from: Jerome Waldispuhl, Melanie Stegman Abstract Games with a purpose and other kinds of citizen science initiatives demonstrate great potential for advancing biomedical science and improving STEM education....
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Merry X-mas and Happy Holidays

We just have three quick pieces of news to share: NIH/NCATS which funds our research has decided to do a feature story on Mark2Cure. This would NEVER have happened without your contributions to the project, so THANK YOU! You can find the feature here: https://ncats.nih.gov/pubs/features/citizen-science (For those of you who have sent us bug reports or helped us with Ux testing, THANK YOU many,...
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Happy Thanksgivings Mark2Curators!

It’s still a little early, but we wanted to wish you well before the rest of your week got hectic with all the Turkey-day goodness. Since the project started, we’re grateful to have had the chance to learn and be inspired by you. For those of you who have taken the time to write to us, we’re awed by how driven, analytical, humorous, creative, and helpful you are–and we...
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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 manuscript on Beta Phase results preprints now available

We couldn’t have done it without our Mark2Curators, so of course we’ve made the preprint of the manuscript freely available.  The link in the acknowledgment section might not be live yet, as we’re still collecting ‘opt-in’ preferences from our users.  If you participated in the beta phase of Mark2Cure, please be sure to fill in your preference in the qualtrics survey (sent to beta...
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The Cure at Salk Cancer Day Symposium

Karthik G. and I will be presenting a poster tomorrow at the Salk Institute's Cancer Day Symposium.  We will be presenting data from a year with the scientific discovery game The Cure.  You can read more about those results on the arXiv.If you are coming, please stop by for a chat!  We would especially love the chance to discuss the new, collaborative decision tree-building...
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