Name: The Genetics Counselling App (TGCA)
Publisher: St George’s, University of London
Devices: iPad with iOS version 6.1 or later.
Other Requirements: 36.6mb memory.
Available from: Apple’s App Store
Type of information:
The app gives a visual explanation of chromosomes from the body to gene level. The app highlights the most common types of Mendelian inheritance through a number of animations which the user controls depending on the scenario they are trying to emulate.
For: Health professionals and medical students.
- Main pros – Primarily for Genetic Counsellors/Practitioners, Geneticists, General Practitioners, related healthcare professionals and GCSE to Postgraduate students.
- Main cons – Cost
The Genetic Counselling App can be used during patient consultation to explain various complex genetics concepts and provide additional information as a teaching tool. The app is also a great revision tool for students.
The app explains some common genetics tests carried out in modern age. Finally the Genetics Counselling App links out to useful additional information which means the user can also easily access a wide range of up to date genetic websites when they come across less common genetic conditions.
The app provides a good and modern way to teach and revise genetic basics and also the less common genetics conditions.
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Updated: 15th Sept 2017