Buzzword bingo

Game brings entertainment to genetics meeting

By Tina Hesman Saey, 13:48 PM November 8, 2012

Science is serious business, but some geneticists have found a way to make sitting through scientific lectures a little more fun.

Dozens of researchers attending the American Society of Human Genetics annual meeting are playing buzzword bingo during presentations. The game is played with randomly generated bingo cards on the web site. Players listen for speakers to spout certain overused words or phrases or flash slides bearing oft-seen images, and then tap the correspondi...

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