Article Correctness Is Author's Responsibility: ‘Lab in your phone’ lets you play the scientific life

(University of Cambridge) A unique, free new game -- 'part Sims, part Tamagotchi' -- lets players inhabit a stem cell researcher as they rise through the ranks: growing cells, scientific collaborations, and reputation. Based on ethnographic research, the game looks at the relationship scientists have with their cell cultures -- desperate to keep them happy, like babysitting kids -- as well as the social and ethical issues affecting science.