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Crowdsource the Cure for Cancer: One slide at a time.

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For their latest and possibly most ambitious crowd-sourcing project Cellslider, Zooniverse has partnered with Cancer Research UK to analyze archival cancer research data.

While computers have gotten better at image analysis, the majority of this type af analysis is still being done by real people and is quite time intensive.  By harnessing the collective power of hundreds of thousands of people, Zooniverse hopes to speed up this process to discover new methods of treatment and detection.

So, next time you reach for your phone to play angry birds think about spending that time curing cancer instead.

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