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Beating Cancer Through Gaming

Mathematics, Computer Science & Engineering News.

Current City students and alumni have been instrumental in producing a new smartphone game in which players analyse real cancer data with the aim of finding new treatments.

While people are playing ‘Play to Cure: Genes in Space’, the app will sift through a pool of data, highlighting genetic faults which can cause cancer.

Developed by Dundee-based Guerilla Tea, players guide a spaceship along an intergalactic assault course to collect a precious material known as “Element Alpha”.

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