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What if you could create a molecular machine that might one day help save someone’s life - just by playing a game? Well, you can. NOVA’s "RNA Lab" gets players to help scientists understand an important family of biomolecules called RNAs. By playing the "RNA Lab", you’ll discover that molecular RNA carry out a variety of essential functions in your body. You’ll journey through billions of years of evolutionary history to see how RNA may have allowed life to form on Earth.
And you’ll be coached through a series of RNA folding puzzles to become a master molecular engineer. Get skilled enough and you might help design powerful new therapies for fighting viral infections, cancer, and more.