Reuters: Facebook and Google to Develop Cancer Research Game

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Reuters reports that technology experts from Amazon, Facebook and Google are partnering with scientists from Cancer Research UK to design and create a mobile game directed towards the speedy search for new cancer drugs.

Reuters reports that technology experts from Amazon, Facebook and Google are partnering with scientists from Cancer Research UK to design and create a mobile game directed towards the speedy search for new cancer drugs. Carlos Caldas at Cancer Research UK’s Cambridge Institute said, “We’re making great progress in understanding the genetic reasons cancer develops. But the clues to why some drugs will work and some won’t are held in data which need to be analyzed by the human eye – and this could take years.”  Read more

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