Upcoming Mark2Cure-related events

In September of 2015, the Citizen Science Association, announced the organization of a National Citizen Science Day which was scheduled for April 16, 2016. Unfortunately, the announcement went unnoticed by many San Diego citizen science project groups, and we were able to (just barely) assemble a San Diego Citizen Science Day Expo in time for the event. To avoid the last-minute planning of our...
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A look back at 2016 with Mark2Cure

Happy New Year!!! Thank you for contributing to Mark2Cure with your annotations, comments, questions, bug reports–and general feedback. You’ve made the Mark2Cure project an amazing project to work on and we are so grateful that you found us. Many of you have been kind enough to report bugs and we are definitely trying to fix them. However, we only have one research programmer working...
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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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Birthday Wishes for Bertrand

The Might family has been an incredibly moving proponent of precision medicine, citizen science, and rare disease. Thank you for what you’ve done for Mark2Cure and the fields of health and science. We wish Bertrand and his family health, happiness, and prosperity in the upcoming year. In case you haven’t noticed, we’ve carved our blog out from our lab’s main blog...
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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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Mark2Cure Pro-tip #2- Verifying your hunch

In Mark2Cure, it’s almost guaranteed that you’ll encounter words you’ve never seen before. Often times, you can use the context to infer whether or not that term should be marked. Other times, the abstract may be just too jargon-laden or poorly written to make that determination. How do you determine whether or not to mark a term under this situation? Aside from tips you may have picked up from...
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