Excerpt: The latest version [of citizen science game platform Eterna] sees players tasked with designing a CRISPR-controlling molecule. The design of the challenge is to develop an RNA molecule thatâ€™s capable of acting as an on/off switch for CRISPR. The resulting molecules will then be tested by molecular biologists.â€śGreat ideas can come from anywhere, so this is also an experiment in the democratization of science,â€ť the [Eterna] team say. â€śA lot of people have hidden talents that they donâ€™t even know about. This could be their calling. Maybe thereâ€™s somebody out there who is a security guard and a fantastic RNA biochemist, and they donâ€™t even know it.â€ť
Source: Gaskell, A., 2017. Eterna Citizen Science Game Turns Its Attention to CRISPR, 5 September 2017. Available at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/eterna-citizen-science-game-turns-its-attention-to_us_59aea162e4b0c50640cd61c9 [Last accessed 2 October 2017].