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Phylo specifications


Unique identifier OMICS_19977
Name Phylo
Software type Application/Script
Interface Web user interface
Restrictions to use None
Programming languages Java
Computer skills Basic
Stability Stable
Maintained Yes


  • person_outline Jérôme Waldispühl <>
  • person_outline Mathieu Blanchette <>

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PMCID: 5843163
PMID: 29518072
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1005955

[…] to produce and/or analyze scientific data. it is possible to build a set of rules providing a guideline to create or improve serious games. we present arguments gathered from our own experience (phylo, docmolecules, the hire-rna contest and pangu) as well as examples from the growing literature on scientific serious games., science has an enormous impact on society; therefore, understanding […]

PMCID: 4798797
PMID: 27047610
DOI: 10.1128/jmbe.v17i1.983

[…] and biochemical processes. each of these games has different levels of sophistication and usefulness both as citizen science and as a classroom tool. we describe four different online science games (phylo, nanocrafter, foldit, and eterna) that engage players in citizen science and also have potential for classroom application., while these games may not have been originally established […]

PMCID: 4575153
PMID: 26383029
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0134978

[…] cornell lab of ornithology run a real-time, online checklist program called ebird []. some other famous instances of effective citizen science include galaxy zoo [], a galaxy classifying website and phylo [] a game that allows crowds to help align related dna sequences., we used amazon mechanical turk as our crowdsourcing engine. mechanical turk is a useful tool for conducting many types […]

PMCID: 4517073
PMID: 26219214
DOI: 10.7554/eLife.07460.018

[…] (fraxinus_visits_model)., 9) please consider adding the following references and discussing them in the text at the appropriate place:, open-phylo: a customizable crowd-computing platform for multiple sequence alignment genome biology 14, r116 (2013). this paper seems to have a lot of common features with the study presented here, […]

PMCID: 3743132
PMID: 23951548
DOI: 10.7554/eLife.01294

[…] data as part of the effort to speed up the development of improved treatments for cancer., the usefulness of using crowdsourcing to do genetics research has been demonstrated by the results of the phylo project. phylo is a game in which the four bases in dna are represented by blocks of different colour: the aim of the game is to move groups of blocks to the left and right in order to find […]

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Phylo institution(s)
School of Computer Science and McGill Centre for Bioinformatics, McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada; Nokia Research Center, Palo Alto, CA, USA
Phylo funding source(s)
Supported by Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada Discovery grants, by McGill University and Nokia.

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