Genes in Space combines Folding@Home with gaming

Folding@Home was always a noble way to spend your CPU's (and eventually GPU's) idle cycles, but it was no good for heavy PC gamers who spend much of their time at their rig, unless you wanted to leave it on over night and then you're just paying for the research with your electricity.

A perfect solution then, would be to make it possible to run such a simulation while you game, or even better, make the game itself the simulation. That's what Cancer Research UK has done.

In its new game, Play to Cure: Genes in Space, the levels themselves match up to gene microarrays and as you traverse them in your space ship and collect "element alpha", you are finding significant genetic changes which can potentially help scientists discover cures for a variety of cancers.

"Every single second gamers spend playing our smartphone game directly helps our work to beat cancer sooner," Cancer Research UK spokesperson Hannah Keartland explained. "Our scientists' research produces colossal amounts of data, some of which can only be analysed by the human eye - a process which can take years.

"We urge people to give two minutes of their time wherever and whenever they can - whether they're on their daily commute or in the hairdressers having a blow dry. Together, our free moments will help bring forward the day when all cancers are cured."

If you want to join the cause, you can download the game for free here on Android and iOS and get beating the game and cancer at the same time.

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kimanderson966@gma

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A video game will never be able to replicate manners of how cancer behaves, noble effort but a fail... And a ripoff of Seti@home. If we focused real research on cancer instead of wasting time on Aids research, Cancer which happens for reasons we can't control would be cured quicker.

You're such a cynical piece

You're such a cynical piece of shit. They are trying to come up with something that could aid the research of CANCER and you're going to hate on it... Maybe you should try to come up with something yourself since you're such an expert and knows what will aid research better than the researchers themselves. The woman quoted in the article is the spokesperson for Cancer Research UK, so since you know better than the organization, please give them some pointers.... oh, wait... you don't know anything, so please shut the fuck up.

(310) 477-6565

(310) 477-6565 You're one step close to me picking up the phone. I suggest psychological help, as to bring up Anominimity that won't help. I've already contacted MG and if nothing is done to prevent further threats of real life violence they know it's in their best intrest to not be held liable, You need to be very careful this day and age if you think that sort of thing is okay to say to others, sometimes there's people that won't let you get away with it. I won't give any more warnings. -edit As of now, both my local police department and mg staff have records of this taken place.

Congratulations, you now have

Congratulations, you now have filed a false police report. You make a police report that says some threatened you with violence and in reality they requested/asked that you harm yourself. And the best part is, it is all right here for them to read. hahahaha. Problem is little boy, most of us grown ups actually have a slight idea of how things work, and someone asking you to harm yourself is not a threat, so remember that the next time you try to scare someone by making a police report, dear child.

LMFAO, not only are you a

LMFAO, not only are you a troll (or an unintentionally annoying idiot) but you're a pussy ass sensitive diva. Go right ahead and call and tell them about how someone requested that you take your OWN life on the internet. Have fun trying to explain to them, over their laughter, how the fuck someone telling you to kill yourself is "threatening you with violence", you fucking dumb ass.

Telling someone to kill

Telling someone to kill themselves is not a threat. So mj, that further proves you yourself need help and should not be within 5 feet of technology. You might want to have yourself checked, u may be insane. At first I thought you were just a troll of megagames, but now I know you really have issues. So for yourself and the people around you, get help.

proven troll. What do you do

proven troll. What do you do with your time MJ? I mean trolling MG is really sad. Do you not have any friends, Are you a beta? probably more iota. Its okay, some people fail at life, but they dont sweat the small stuff. so cheer up lil buddy!

Ha ha ha fantastic. Hey

Ha ha ha fantastic. Hey Micheal you really are blowing that statement out of proportion. He didn't even threaten your persons. He made a request of you. But I see by your first comment how someone as ridiculous as yourself could act in such a manner. Maybe a video game isn't gonna make the world a better place. But neither will attitudes likes yours. So was your intent was to be cynical and put something down? and they're very clear their intent is to aid in cancer research. How can you not see, you're the bad guy here.

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