Genome Cache™ was developed by the Educational Outreach Team at the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology in Huntsville, Alabama. The original Genome Walk was created for McMillian Park, an outdoor area on the HudsonAlpha campus. The goal of Genome Cache™ was to provide an engaging way for students and the public to explore both McMillian Park and the realm of the human genome.

Genome Cache™ is now a free app available for download on iphone, ipad, or ipod touch. Used in conjunction with the GenomeCache website (, anyone anywhere can create their own GenomeWalk. The app includes a total of 20 different pathways through the human genome to choose from, each highlighting 15 genetic points of interest.

At each stop in the genome, you will be provided with some background information, fun facts, and given the opportunity to test your knowledge with a trivia question. Get points by finding each location and answering the trivia questions.

What's New

Version 1.5

Data updates and resolution of path-related issues

Ratings and Reviews


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I<3 hayday

Bio is so cool!

It's so fun! Yay


Great App

I visited HudsonAlpha with a group of high school students who were attending a summer biotech workshop. The seventeen students all used the app on the trail and spoke very highly of it. Several commented that it was challenging and they were glad to be working in pairs but all agreed that they learned quite a bit and would gladly attempt the trail again. A great way to review and introduce some new knowledge but does assume a general knowledge of genetics and DNA.


HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology
34.7 MB
Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
© 2011 HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology


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