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The volume of biomedical literature is massive -- there are over one million new research articles published every year (roughly one every thirty seconds). To make those articles more usable in research, Scripps Research Institute is exploring ways in which Citizen Scientists can perform "biocuration". They’ll share learnings from one experiment conducted to identify all mentions of diseases and disease concepts in the abstracts of 973 biomedical research articles. Scripps used Amazon Mechanical Turk as the platform for testing the Citizen Science concept and interface, and will discuss how researchers can utilize crowdsourcing to solve complex R&D compute problems that require a degree of human intelligence.