Classroom crowdscience: Students challenged to detect schizophrenia genes

Teaching big data to future scientists means having them think creatively about ways to harness the terabytes of information available to them. To that end, a systems biologist used his graduate course to host a classroom competition tasking students with detecting genes associated with schizophrenia. The winning technique was quick, flexible, and outperformed previously published methods.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.