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Cure for cancer hunt

1st March 2013

The general public are set to be recruited as part of a new fight to find cures for cancer.

Leading companies from the technology world and cancer researchers are teaming up to come up with ways to let the general public hunt for cures for cancer. Cancer Research UK, Amazon, Facebook and Google, are trying to get people to search for mutations in DNA which lead to cancer. The data needs to be analysed by eye, but there are not enough scientists so researchers hope that they may accelerate the process “harnessing the collective power of citizen scientists.”

 

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