Augmented Reality Educational Game for the Young Generation!
Gene editing, or genome editing, is a process in which small intended changes in the DNA are introduced in the genome of a living organism such as plants.
An augmented reality game was created to allow young adults to learn more about the CHIC project and the genome editing on plants. MyChicFarm is an educational Augmented Reality game developed by DEI Lab at UC3M to learn about New Plant Breeding Techniques (NPBTs).
For instance, one can use gene-editing techniques to improve the amount of healthy terpenes or inulin food fibres in chicory by choosing carefully which gene to target with by the CRISPRCas9 enzyme to make the cut in the double-stranded DNA chain.
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The game allows players (farmers) to grow chicory crops and make the most of their seed money using Microsoft Hololens glasses. Selected seeds have to be planted, grown, and then collect and sell them to the market. Farmers must defend the plantations from plagues attack. To ensure the quality of the next crop, players can invest part of their money in NPBTs and produce health-related products such as inulin and terpenes.
The game has been developed within the context of the CHIC Project supported through the EU Horizon 2020 funding programme.
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About CHIC Project
CHIC is the Chicory Innovation Consortium. Its objective is to implement New Plant Breeding Techniques (NPBTs) in chicory in order to establish it as a multipurpose crop for the production of health-related products with clear benefits for consumers and to develop co-innovation pathways with stakeholders for game-changing technologies, such as NPBTs. CHIC will develop four different NPBTs. They will be used to steer bioprocesses in chicory and mobilize its under-explored potential to produce immunomodulatory prebiotics and medicinal terpenes. The conceptually different NPBTs will be assessed with respect to technological potential, risks, regulatory framework, and their socio-economic impacts. This will be done in close consultation with a Stakeholder Advisory Group (SAG) composed of relevant stakeholders in industry and society. For more information, visit our website at chicproject.eu/
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