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DNA game - Phylo

Contribute to mapping diseases within human DNA

"Phylo is a challenging flash game in which every puzzle completed contributes to mapping diseases within human DNA. Though it may appear to be just a game, Phylo is actually a framework for harnessing the computing power of mankind to solve a common problem; Multiple Sequence Alignments. A sequence alignment is a way of arranging the sequences of D.N.A, R.N.A or protein to identify regions of similarity. From such an alignment, biologists may infer shared evolutionary origins, identify functionally important sites, and trace the source of certain genetic diseases."