Jason has become a ‘citizen scientist’ to help Cancer Research UK fight cancer, and spent some time on the new Cell Slider website, which could help the charity to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured.
The interactive website turns real archive cancer date into a format that can be analysed by the public. It presents real images of tumour samples in the form of a simple game of snap. Users are guided through a tutorial explaining which cells to analyse and which ones to ignore.
By getting the public to become ‘citizen scientists’, more samples will be analysed faster and more effectively, freeing up Cancer Research UK’s experts to carry out other cancer research. More than half a million images have already been analysed.