Play a Video Game, Help Cure a Disease : Discovery News | Innovations in e-Learning |
An online video game lets players chose a disease and then use their skills to advance the frontier of a cure.

"A Web-based video game called Phylo allows game players to arrange sequences of colored blocks that represent nucleotides of human DNA...The game was launched in November 2010. Since thenm 17,000 registered players have contributed more than 350,000 solutions to alignment sequence problems. An added perk: players can also choose which specific disease they’d like to help with, such as cancer or leukemia."