Phones do cancer research while you sleep

Tens of thousands of people worldwide have downloaded a smartphone app, creating a crowdsourced supercomputer which will run at night analysing cancer genomes.

The app, known as DreamLab, allows the processing power of an android phone to become a component of a supercomputer while the owner sleeps.

Just five days after the launch over 32,000 people had downloaded the app, many of them from

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