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Play EVE Online mini game, advance medical science

EVE Online players now have the opportunity to make a real difference.


CCP has partnered with Massively Multiplayer Online Science and Reykjavik University to create a new mini game with real-world consequences.

In the mini game, players identify proteins in images of cells. Their work is then added to the Human Protein Atlas, an extremely ambitious and labour-intensive scheme to map the human proteome.

The value of this information to science - especially medical research - can't really be overstated, as there are never enough human or financial resources available through traditional funding. Crowdsourcing the work could make a huge difference.

You can learn more about the project by watching the EVE Online keynote form EVE Vegas 2015, which is embedded below. The relevant section kicks off at 54:40.

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Based in Australia and having come from a lengthy career in the Aussie games media, Brenna worked as VG247's remote Deputy Editor for several years, covering news and events from the other side of the planet to the rest of the team. After leaving VG247, Brenna retired from games media and crossed over to development, working as a writer on several video games.