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Players Take On New Mini-Game to Aid Scientific Research

Posted by Suzie Ford on Mar 09, 2016  | Comments

Players Take On New Mini-Game to Aid Scientific Research - EVE Online - MMORPG.com

With the deployment of the latest update to EVE Online, players can now take part in a special mini-game that will assist scientific researchers by classifying proteins. The more players work on identifying patterns via the Project Discovery mini-game, the more in-game rewards can be earned.

Project Discovery is done in co-operation with The Human Protein Atlas , a Swedish research project. Researchers at The Human Protein Atlas are working to identify all proteins our genes are coding for, and their spatial pattern of expression, to ultimately understand their function and connection to disease. Their goal is to create a map where proteins can be identified in different cells and different organs. Over 13 million images of cells have been generated and those images need to be analyzed for them to achieve their goal. Recognizing patterns in all those images would be a massive undertaking for a small team of scientists, but if a large number of gamers participate by playing Project Discovery that task is much less daunting.

Find out more about Project Discovery on the special sub-site of the EVE Online site.


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