By Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
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Gene Screen is a fun way to learn how recessive genetic traits and diseases are inherited and how certain diseases are more prevalent in different populations. Gene Screen also provides information on some recessive genetic diseases and genetic screening programs.
Gene Screen was produced by the DNA Learning Center, Cold Spring Harbor laboratory, and was developed with support from the Marcus Foundation in partnership with the Victor Center for the Prevention of Jewish Genetic Diseases, Albert Einstein Healthcare Network, Philadelphia, USA.
What's New in Version 1.1
* Native iPad support
* Minor changes to contents
Great app!!! Highly recommend it!!
I am a Molecular Biologist and parent of a 7th grader who is now learning about genetics and DNA in school. This app very helpful in explaining genetics and basic dominant/ recessive inheritance. I like the interactive features and the information about different conditions. It would also be great for adults who don't have a background in Biology and are interested in basic genetics. Well done!! Maybe you could add more genetics (not just dominant/recessive) and conditions. For example, add X-linked traits (like color blindness and ocular albinism) and semi- and co-dominance... Also, maybe you could explain how a condition could be caused by a mutation in more than one gene.
Unfair ethnic grouping
I like the app for its information. However, just because a certain ethnic group has the "most" probability of getting genetic disorders/ diseases, does not mean that a section of an app should be devoted entirely to the group. That's like saying Caucasians are mostly likely to have Cystic Fibrosis, but they don't have an entire section devoted to them. Every ethnic group has diseases that they're more prone to getting. That also doesn't mean an entire section is devoted to them. Need to think about EVERYONE . Not just one group.
This is a great app for those who want a quick understanding of how the Punnett square works. Although, I thought it was obvious when I was taking bio but I would always get some answer wrong. The mating is the more helpful part of this app. Usually in test, when it came to genotypes, traits or diseases, knowing probability outcome can be tricky. It def helped me!
- Category: Education
- Updated: Dec 18, 2011
- Version: 1.1
- Size: 34.0 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
- © 2011, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.