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Puzzle solving game to fight Covid-19

Shared by Ana Ribeiro on 2020-04-15 16:44

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Eterna is a citizen science initiative in which people are invited to solve puzzles and, in the process, help design molecules with medical applications. Through Eterna ,several functional RNA molecules have been designed, outperforming top existing search algorithms.

During the Covid-19 pandemic, the platform has created a design challenged in which players will design mRNA molecules that could be used in a potential vaccine against the novel coronavirus.

The most promising designs will be tested in labs at Northwestern University and Stanford University.

The Eterna Developer Team states that “Every week, hour, and minute counts in this pandemic. The stakes have never been so high, and we look to you to help us make a dent in our fight. We are confident that the Eterna community can make a difference, and are excited to tackle this challenge.”

The game can be played online at https://eternagame.org/home/

Adapted from: https://eternagame.org/web/news/9818657/

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Eterna is a citizen science initiative in which people are invited to solve puzzle and, in the process, help design molecules with medical applications.

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