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Nanocrafter

Main Project Information
Presented By Center for Game Science
Goal Team with scientists to advance synthetic bio research
Task Play a video game to build machines out of DNA.
Where Online only
Description

Nanocrafter invites you to become a citizen scientist in the field of synthetic biology! As you solve puzzles to progress through the game, you'll learn about DNA biochemistry and how DNA strand displacement can be used to build computers, gears, walking constructs, and more! Compete in challenge levels that let you submit creative solutions to problems ranging from casual to highly technical. Review the solutions that others submit, team up to come up with even better solutions, and help scientists forge the future of synthetic biology!

Check out our game video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IaQEQ8Tiu_0

Follow us on twitter: @nanocrafter

Join us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nanocraftergame

How to Join

Go to http://nanocrafter.org/
Sign up at the top of the site using "Create Account".

Website http://nanocrafter.org
Social Media
Ideal Age Group Elementary school (6 - 10 years), Middle school (11 - 13 years), High school (14 - 17 years), College, Graduate students, Adults, Families
Ideal Frequency Every day
Average Time Less than an hour
Spend the Time indoors
Type of Activity Exclusively online
Media Mentions
and Publications
Tags dna, synthetic biology, video game
Project Updated 04/10/2017