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HOW PLAYING GAMES CAN HELP SCIENCE
Combine citizen science, crowdsourcing and video games and you get scientific discovery games games where players can contribute to science, regardless of their own expertise. This is the equation according to Rhiju Das, PhD, and Ingmar Riedel-Kruse, PhD, Stanford researchers and scientific discovery game developers who co-authored a review of this burgeoning field, which appears in Annual Review of Biomedical Data Science.Theres this paradigm of scientific discovery games and it may sound silly or far-fetched, but in the last 10 years its led to important scientific discoveries in several different disciplines, said Das, who is an associate professor of biochemistry. We want more people to play the games, more people to create these games, and more people to realize that this is a legitimate mode of discovery. READ MORE