Jim Byard's Health Beat
Smartphone App Searches For Cancer Cure

2/6/2014

A new smartphone app may help cure cancer. According to Reuters.com "Play to Cure: Genes in Space" was launched by the non profit group Cancer Research U.K with the goal of helping researchers find patterns in the genetic makeup of cancers. The game revolves around players attempts to navigate a spaceship through a universe full of dangerous obstacles. As they progress, users unlock new patterns of genetic data that us then relayed to scientists. That data could be helpful when it comes to isolating genetic patterns cayuse cancers to groan and spread. 


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