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Colony B

Main Project Information
Presented By McGill University
Goal Help analyzing microbiome data from the American Gut project.
Task Identify clusters of bacteria in a fast paced mobile game.
Where Online only

Unravel the secrets of microscopic life!

Colony B is a mobile game developed at McGill University that allows you to contribute to research on microbes. Collect microbes and grow your colony in a fast paced puzzle game. Unlock badges to learn about microbes living inside our body.

The results are used to analyze data from the American Gut project based at University of California San Diego. Play Colony B and become a citizen scientist!

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Ideal Age Group Elementary school (6 - 10 years), Middle school (11 - 13 years), High school (14 - 17 years), College, Graduate students, Adults, Families, Seniors
Ideal Frequency Just once
Average Time Less than an hour
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Tags bacteria, microbes, microbiome, mobile app, puzzle game
Project Updated 01/14/2019