In Unmask Lymphoma: you help finding a cure for Lymphoma. We can fight this form of cancer by discovering strong matches in our RNA strings (single DNA strings).
In this game, you help Vitality, aspiring scientist, in her search for the perfect RNA match. You will scroll through long strings of (messenger) RNA sequences, trying to find a perfect match with other (micro) RNA sequences.
Although the game feels like Candy Crush, you are performing real scientific work for real scientists. Matches found will (in the next version) be send to scientists, as hypotheses for actual experiments.
Imagine, you found a match, a scientists use this knowledge to start an experiment. And this experiment leads to a cure for Lymphoma! That is what this game is about.
You can help fight lymphoma by playing a game!
We call this citizen science, or crowdsourcing research by gamifying real scientific studies. In other words, by playing you become a scientist, a superhero, in the epic battle against Lymphoma.