Online citizen science games: Opportunities for the biological sciences

  title={Online citizen science games: Opportunities for the biological sciences},
  author={Vickie Curtis},
  booktitle={Applied & translational genomics},
Recent developments in digital technologies and the rise of the Internet have created new opportunities for citizen science. One of these has been the development of online citizen science games where complex research problems have been re-imagined as online multiplayer computer games. Some of the most successful examples of these can be found within the biological sciences, for example, Foldit, Phylo and EteRNA. These games offer scientists the opportunity to crowdsource research problems, and… CONTINUE READING
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