The National Weather Service has issued a WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY for Ottawa, Kent, Ionia, Muskegon, Newaygo, Mecosta, and Montcalm effective from 7 pm Saturday until 6 am Monday. A strong storm will be crossing the Ohio Valley Sunday, bringing snow to West Michigan, with some areas perhaps seeing as much as 10-12" of accumulation. Snowfall will be heaviest south as opposed to north, so near/south of I-94 is where the highest accumulations are expected... 8-12" possible. However, Eaton, Ottawa, and Kent could see anywhere from 4-7". Additionally, gusty winds will be blowing the snow quite a bit, causing drifting on roads along with poor visibility. Travel is discouraged from late Saturday night through Sunday night.

The National Weather Service has issued a WINTER STORM WARNING for the following counties in West Michigan, effective from 7 pm Saturday until 4 am Monday: Allegan, Barry, Berrien, calhoun, Cass, Kalamazoo, Van Buren,  St.Joseph, Branch, and Hillsdale. A strong winter storm moving into/across the Ohio Valley will bring periods of heavy snow to the Warning area, beginning late tonight and extending through at least Sunday evening. Forecast models indicate between 8 and 12" of accumulation are possible. Additionally, strong winds will cause blowing and drifting snow. Driving conditions will be hazardous Sunday. Travel is not encouraged.

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Scientists develop new game to help in breast cancer fight

Updated: Thursday, February 6, 2014 |
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(NEWSCHANNEL 3) - British scientists are now using video games for breast cancer research, with a goal of unraveling massive amounts of genetic data more quickly.

Scientists have developed a new cellphone game that decodes large volumes of genetic material from tumor samples.

The game is designed so that players mimic what scientists would do if they were looking for rogue cells in a lab.

Players map a route through an asteroid field, which is really the genetic data of more than 2,000 breast cancer patients.

"Every route you fly will be fed back to scientists in Cambridge and will help them hone in on key parts of the genome that they need to be looking at to understand how cancer cells are growing and going wrong," explained Dr. Kat Arney, with Cancer Research UK.

Scientists say early experiments show gaming results have been up to 15 percent more accurate than current methods used to analyze data.

The game is called Play to Cure: Genes in Space, and is available for Android and Apple devices.
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