Educators, students and others have a new iPad/iPhone app to help them better understand the terms and concepts around genetic research. Working closely with Dr. Jeff Witherly at the National Institutes of Health, National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), d’Vinci Interactive recently developed the Talking Glossary of Genetic Terms HD app that is now available for free on the iTunes App Store.
The Talking Glossary of Genetic Terms features more than 250 common genetic terms pronounced and explained by leading scientists and professionals. The explanations are easy to understand and feature illustrations and animations that bring them to life. Users of the app can also take the "Test Your Gene IQ" quiz. Each quiz randomly pulls definitions and challenges users to select the correct term from a list. By taking quizzes, students can master the terms and prepare for exams. The app also helps students cite a term from the Glossary in a research paper.
"We’re excited to see students use the Talking Glossary of Genetic Terms on the iPad," says Mason Scuderi, d’Vinci's chief operating officer. "We’re hoping this tool will engage more students and researchers in the exciting developments and applications of human genomics."
The Talking Glossary of Genetic Terms is one of many mobile learning applications developed by d’Vinci Interactive for its clients. To view additional information and download the app, visit: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/talking-glossary-genetics/id596245582?mt=8.