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Played by Humans, Scored by Nature, Online Game Helps Unravel Secrets of RNA

January 10, 2011

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Many video games boast life-like graphics and realistic game play, but have no connection with reality. However, a new online game developed by Carnegie Mellon University and Stanford University researchers finally shatters the virtual wall. The game, called EteRNA, harnesses game play to uncover principles for designing molecules of RNA. But the game doesn't end with the highest computer score. Full Story

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