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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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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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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NIH Grant proposal for sale!

Last November, Andrew and I submitted an R21 proposal for consideration by the NIH.  Today, we received the summary statement.  Since a lot of work went into writing it, I feel compelled to share it regardless of whether its ever funded (which currently seems like a longshot, but you never know).   Perhaps someone will find a useful idea in there and the world will somehow be...
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Gene-disease annotation with Mobianga

Over the summer, an enterprising high school student named Nishant Mandapaty approached our research group about doing a project with us.  He found us through the "Crowdsourcing Biology" group that we created for the Google Summer of Code program.  To make a long story short, he has been doing good work for us ever since, quickly learning what he needs to on his own. His primary...
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Results from the Cancer Biology game: The Cure

Building intelligent systems for biologyOur research group has been exploring the concept of serious games for several months now.  Aside from providing nerdy entertainment, our games collect (and distribute) biological knowledge from broad audiences of players.  The hypothesis underlying this work is that, by capturing knowledge in forms suitable for computation, these games make it...
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