Google, Amazon, Facebook Help U.K. Researchers Hack Cancer — InformationWeek

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British arms of major Internet firms back weekend hackathon to disguise complex cancer DNA analysis in a smartphone game.

Carla Gentry CSPO‘s insight:

At present, researchers need to carefully spot connections in cancer DNA mutation data by eye, as this is a task that can not yet be automated with computers. The problem: there are not enough scientists to do that, which means insights into the way cells become cancerous are being lost.

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