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Deals with Biology // Cell Biology // Design and Development of Technology // Experimental Design // Experimental Methods // High School // Molecular Science
  RNA design // nucleotides // cells // viruses // science // nanomachines // protein synthesis // HIV replication // cellular control // scientific process // collaborative science
Intended for 13-16 // 16-19 // 18+
Available on Web (PC/Mac)
Cost Free
   
Developed by Carnegie Mellon-Adrien Treuille, Stanford University-Rhiju Das (external) (a Academic Developer)
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EteRNA

The EteRNA game consists of puzzles, lab activities, player projects, strategy design, and community support. It crowdsources the computationally challenging tasks of RNA design and structure prediction. Puzzles consist of a target structure that players attempt to satisfy by the placement of different nucleotides. An additional degree of difficulty and/or realism is afforded by a variety of restrictions placed on player solutions.

By actually creating your solutions and experimentally testing how they fold, and then allowed access to experiment results, the Lab exposes the gap between current computational models and reality. By advancing and testing hypotheses about when RNAs correctly fold in vitro, you are helping scientists understand the mysteries surrounding RNA folding and eventually paving the way towards new, complex, and medically useful biomolecules out of RNA.

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14.5 / 15
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4.5 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5

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novice

May 9, 2013

John Lewis
computer tec & ham radio opirater

I think it is great that we can play a game and perhapes help others on the planet.with medicine

Fun rating: 5.0 out of 5

Learning rating: 5.0 out of 5

Science rating: 5.0 out of 5

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15.0 / 15

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EteRNA

February 2, 2013

patriotstech

patriotstech
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the game was interesting to play and very distracting i would play it again

Fun rating: 4.0 out of 5

Learning rating: 5.0 out of 5

Science rating: 5.0 out of 5

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14.0 / 15

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