Question: Bioinformatics/Cheminformatics/Biology Games
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gravatar for Pawel Szczesny
6.7 years ago by
Pawel Szczesny3.2k
Poland
Pawel Szczesny3.2k wrote:

I know FoldIt very well and I use it for teaching (as a next step after modelling - its interface is much more suitable to explain nuances of model refinement than any other free tools). I'm aware of couple of others such as Phylo or EteRNA. The question is what other bioinformatics/cheminformatics/biology games are out there? I'm looking for games that can be used to explain basic biological and algorithmic concepts in the course of teaching bioinformatics and systems biology to undergraduates.

Citizen science aspect (like in FoldIt) isn't neccesary, but of course it would be nice to have it.

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ADD COMMENTlink modified 6.7 years ago by Steve Moss2.2k • written 6.7 years ago by Pawel Szczesny3.2k
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gravatar for Mary
6.7 years ago by
Mary11k
Boston MA area
Mary11k wrote:

I got sucked into this one for way too long at one point: http://www.nebcutitout.com/ But I don't know if it's lighter than you want. NEB Cut It Out, you have to generate sequences that match restriction site cutter enzymes in your hand.

EDIT: Andrew Su has posts on games. I just remembered Dizeez, more here: http://sulab.org/2012/03/dizeez-future-of-genetic-medicine-v/ But you might look at his other posts on games too.

ADD COMMENTlink modified 6.7 years ago • written 6.7 years ago by Mary11k
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Just wanted to point out that http://genegames.org will be the portal for all our biology-oriented games moving forward. Thanks for the plug!

ADD REPLYlink written 6.6 years ago by Andrew Su4.8k
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gravatar for Pierre Lindenbaum
6.7 years ago by
France/Nantes/Institut du Thorax - INSERM UMR1087
Pierre Lindenbaum116k wrote:

in my bookmarks:

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gravatar for Steve Moss
6.3 years ago by
Steve Moss2.2k
United Kingdom
Steve Moss2.2k wrote:

I find the bioinformatics problems at ROSALIND http://rosalind.info to be pretty helpful in teaching/learning the algorthmic concepts central to bioinformatics. Programming knowledge is required, but I think learning Python for example, whilst playing these will help hone bioinformatic and development skills together :)

ADD COMMENTlink written 6.3 years ago by Steve Moss2.2k
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gravatar for Khader Shameer
6.7 years ago by
Manhattan, NY
Khader Shameer17k wrote:

This looks amazing:

A 3D Biology Video Game for the Kinect at Kickstarter

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gravatar for Will
6.7 years ago by
Will4.5k
United States
Will4.5k wrote:

Phylo is another one: http://phylo.cs.mcgill.ca/js/about.html ... It lets/teaches users to do multiple sequence alignments. I'm not sure if its made enough press or has enough users to make any real discoveries though.

ADD COMMENTlink written 6.7 years ago by Will4.5k

Too bad, I wanted to try to beat muscle, but the game does not work! ,-)

ADD REPLYlink written 6.6 years ago by Manu Prestat3.9k
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gravatar for Obi Griffith
6.6 years ago by
Obi Griffith17k
Washington University, St Louis, USA
Obi Griffith17k wrote:

Three new games under development at Scripps:

  1. Combo - Players choose genes in a "card game" which can then be used to find consistent gene patterns in the data that could serve as predictors for particular phenotypes (e.g., breast cancer relapse).
  2. Dizeez - Players attempt to link a given gene to the correct disease in a quiz-style game.
  3. GenESP - Two players partner up, enter genes related to a given disease and get points for correctly guessing/matching their partner's choice.
ADD COMMENTlink modified 6.5 years ago • written 6.6 years ago by Obi Griffith17k
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Just wanted to point out that http://genegames.org will be the portal for all our biology-oriented games moving forward. Thanks for the plug!

ADD REPLYlink written 6.6 years ago by Andrew Su4.8k
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gravatar for Mary
6.7 years ago by
Mary11k
Boston MA area
Mary11k wrote:

I just remembered this other one--I also got sucked into this one way too long once: Breeder. But I bred a damn good plant.

Het Kwekersspel The Plant Breeding Game Das Züchter Spiel Juego de mejorado

http://www.plantbreeding.wur.nl/NL/software_kwekersspel.html

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