Who wants to be a Scientist?

A new facebook game is capitalizing on the power of the human brain to recognize patterns in genetic data.  Scientists in the UK built a game entitled “Fraxinus” to sort through data sets looking for variations in the genome of ash trees and their nemesis the “ash dieback fungus”.  These variations may be the key to saving the ash trees from annihilation and it is a great way to de-stress and get some altruism points simultaneously.  Check it out!