The gameplay in Omega Cluster, coupled with BALANCED’s HEWMEN® technology platform, allows the player to interact with a data clustering problem related to drug-resistant cancer research being conducted by Southern Methodist University’s Department of Biological Sciences. While the player is positioning the spinning portals, they are helping group properties of known medical compounds. These game groupings help isolate promising combinations for which to conduct laboratory tests. In this way, the researchers can focus their time and resources on testing combinations that have the highest likelihood of positive outcomes.
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