For those in the RNA world here is one for you! A new game called EteRNA, allows you to play and participate in creating the first large-scale library of synthetic RNA designs by playing games, solving puzzles, and doing challenges. This game uses current knowledge of RNA folding (A-U, C-G) in order to complete with other players in creating structures for molecules, viruses, including siRNA, piRNAs, etc. This game was developed by researchers at Carnegie Mellon University and Stanford University. They state that “Besides purely biochemical advances, EteRNA is a radical experiment in citizen involvement in cutting-edge laboratory science. By playing the game and giving [them] feedback, you are helping [them] understand how to marshal large groups of people to solve complex problems on the Internet”. All I can say is Way to go!
Jess (Blog Manager)
UPDATE: My awesome Bioinformatic friend just told me about another one…..Phylo. Thanks Sumit!