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.
Jewish focus is due to funding, not racism
If you read the description it says the app was developed through support from a foundation for the prevention of genetic diseases that tend to run in ethnic Jewish populations. It's meant to help, not single out. There are foundations that work on inherited diseases in other populations, but they didn't sponsor the app or the research that went into it.
- 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.