Designed for the iPad and iPhone, the Talking Glossary of Genetic Terms features more than 250 common genetic terms pronounced and explained in an easy-to-understand way by leading scientists and professionals at the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI).
Each term has a short written definition. Each term features the voice of an expert spontaneously explaining the term in their own words, typically in less than a minute – with no reading allowed. Together these two explanations help non-scientists better understand common genetic terms found in grade school textbooks, news stories and movies, and through interactions with medical professionals.
All terms are pronounced even if they are as simple as “gene.” Nearly all have expertly crafted color illustrations. Many have exciting 3D animations including common terms such as gene, chromosome, nucleus, mitochondria, golgi body, cell, ACGT and more.
The “Test Your Gene IQ” quiz automatically serves up a definition and asks you to choose the correct term name from a list. This ten-question quiz is random and never the same, and is a fun way to challenge your friends or prepare for a classroom quiz.
-Created and voiced by experts in the field at the NIH (NHGRI).
-Enhanced high-quality “3D animations’ for many terms.
-More than 100 expert color illustrations by the same illustrator.
-Easily search, or browse alphabetically, for genetic terms.
-Terms chosen are from 7th – 12th grade biology texts, commonly heard in the media, or used by medical professionals.
-“Share a Term With a Friend”, or “Suggest a Term” functions.
-Take a random 10-question quiz for fun, or as a learning tool.
-All terms are pronounced, no matter how basic the term.
Ratings and Reviews
This app was so invaluable during the genetics class that I took. Every college student who is taking any kind of bio or genetics class should have this. Professionally produced, easy to use and very helpful.
This app is very well made and very educational. I love the illustrations and animations which help explain the different terms
Unable to get sound
This app does not "talk" on my iPad mini, ios 9 level. Can't find any settings that might help. Would appreciate feedback.
- National Human Genome Research Institute
- 208.9 MB
- Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
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With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.