Genes in Space is the first Android and iOS game that helps cure real-world cancer
A free Android and iOS space travel game, under the surface, Genes in Space uses real genetic data to create your quests, and playing the game speeds up the process of finding faulty genes, responsible for breast cancer. You can even play from the comfort of your couch to solve one of the world's most frightening diseases.
What’s the game all about? Genes in Space revolves around the mysterious ‘Element Alpha’ in space. You take over a spaceship to collect as much as possible of it. At the beginning of each level you have to pick the route through most Element Alpha (the most dense area). That route actually translates into real genetic data, and if thousands of gamers join in to manually map it, the speed of cancer research would improve hugely.
Real-world microarray genetic data...
...gets translated into a game map - just draw a track through the most dense areas to play.
|Developer: Cancer Research UK||Download: Android | iOS|
|Genre: Space exploration||Price: Free|
Play to Cure: Genes In Space
source: Cancer Research UK
3. androiphone20 (Posts: 1422; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)
Its a genius effort towards fighting cancer, Will Ferrell was also doing an AMA promoting his non-profit Cancer for College. It was also intercepted by Snoop!http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/c
omments/1x04gb/hello_its_will_ ferrell_lets_keep_it_classy_am a/.compact
5. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2157; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)
If this is actually true, color me impressed.