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BMJ 2014; 348 doi: (Published 19 March 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g2206

Public helps to decode genetic data: Members of the public helped to speed up research at Cancer Research UK by analysing in one month DNA data that would have taken a scientist six months, by playing the smartphone game Play to Cure: Genes in Space.1 Since the game was launched in February there have been 1.5 million classifications (the analysis of the DNA of one chromosome) by players from across the world. Scientists hope the data will help them discover genetic faults that cause cancer.

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