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Gamers Solve RNA Structures

By Abby Olena | January 28, 2014

An online competition gives citizen scientists a chance to design RNA molecules to generate a target structure.

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Video Game Boosts Multitasking Skills

By Chris Palmer | September 4, 2013

Training for several hours with a racing video game improves the multitasking abilities of 60- to 85-year-olds for up to six months.

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Playing for Words

By Edyta Zielinska | February 28, 2013

Children with dyslexia have an easier time learning to read after playing action video games that don’t incorporate reading.

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Games for Science

By The Scientist Staff | January 1, 2013

Scientists are using video games to tap the collective intelligence of people around the world, while doctors and educators are turning to games to treat and teach.

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Gaming with Autism

By Micah Mazurek | January 1, 2013

Screen-based technologies show promise for autism intervention—but research is still needed to evaluate both the benefits and the possible negative effects.

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Toying with RNA

By Hayley Dunning | June 26, 2012

A new online game challenges users to design RNA sequences with the opportunity to have them brought to life.

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Video Gamers Help Solve Disease

By Jef Akst | December 20, 2011

The collective intelligence of thousands of video game players is helping researchers understand the regulation of more than 500 different disease genes.

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