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OpenWorm Browser

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★EARLY ACCESS - LIMITED TIME OFFER! Preview the OpenWorm 3D Browser at an exclusive limited price! This early access version will be continually updated and improved in the coming weeks. Buy now to get all future improvements and updates at no additional cost.★

Unlock the secrets of a real living creature! The OpenWorm 3D Browser lets you, zoom, rotate and peel back layers of a 3D worm without getting your hands dirty. Awesome visuals for every cell in its body are available at your fingertips. Explore all 959 cells of the nematode C. elegans and learn about the anatomy of this worm so useful for biology.


- Zoom, rotate, and pan the 3D model of the worm
- Use the slider to strip off layers of cells to see its insides
- Tap on individual cells to see them alone and see their name
- Double tap outside of the worm to reset the view
- Click the magnifying glass to search for cell by name

Your app purchase supports the OpenWorm project, a hybrid open source / open science project dedicated to creating the world’s first virtual organism in a computer, starting with a microscopic worm. OpenWorm is a labor of love for a group of dedicated volunteers around the world. Find out more at

The C. elegans 3D model was produced by Dr. Christian Grove and Dr. Paul Sternberg at the VirtualWorm project (WormBase, CalTech) and released into the public domain.

What's New in Version 1.0.0

Much improved navigation and minor bug fixes.


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Customer Reviews

Great Idea/Great App

I've been showing this app to everyone I know. I even made an animation playing around with it. Can't wait for more species and processes. A+ work!

App in progress

Great app for anyone interested in c. Elegans anatomy. Unfortunately it is very unstable. Continually crashes.

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  • $0.99
  • Category: Education
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  • Version: 1.0.0
  • Size: 15.1 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

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