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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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.” https://www.wikidata.org/ Wikidata is a particular kind of database designed to capture...
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Max’s Mark2Cure talk at SDBUS, Birthday wishes for Bertrand, and more

Last Wednesday, our lead programmer (Max) was the guest speaker for the San Diego Bioinformatics User Series over at UCSD. We were thrilled to see a Mark2Curator show up for his talk (big shout out to TAdams), and understand that not everyone who wanted to attend could make it. Fortunately, we’ve recorded his presentation, and after editing it (to remove the excessive motion from my poor filming...
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Max to speak about Mark2Cure at SDBUS

Happy Thanksgiving!   Thank you all for your contributions and feedback to Mark2Cure. Mark2Cure has changed so much since the beta experiment and it’s all thanks to you! The improvements in Mark2Cure would not have happened without your input. Our Eeyarestatin doc set now has 1 completed quest and is 70% complete! Check out the network that’s starting to come out of it, and watch the...
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Mark2Cure citizen science volunteers finish off another 300 abstracts

The O-linked Glycosylation disorders doc set contained 195 abstracts, while the first misfolded and mitochondrial doc set had 105 abstracts. BOTH doc sets were completed this week by the citizen science participants of Mark2Cure. 300 abstracts is no laughing matter considering that each abstract was read and annotated by at least 15 different users. That’s 4500 doc annotation submissions!...
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New feature just in time for Friday the 13th!

It’s Friday the 13th, and we have an exciting new feature to share with you! You will now be able to see the information that you’ve helped to extract for each group. When you go to your dashboard, click on any of the doc-set titles to view the doc-set’s page. You’ll see a description of that doc-set, the progress bar for that set, and the option to ‘Toggle Network.’ If you click on ‘Toggle...
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