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Name:The Genetics Counselling App  The Genetics Counselling App (TGCA)

Publisher: St George’s, University of London

Devices: iPad with iOS version 6.1 or later.

Available from: Apple’s App Store

Price: £2.29

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.

The welcome screen of the app showing all menu options

The welcome screen of the app showing all menu options

Animation showing how the FISH test is carried out starting with an image of the double helix DNA

Animation showing how the FISH test is carried out starting with an image of the double helix DNA

An animation showing common types of mendelian inheritance in autosomal recessive genes

An animation showing common types of Mendelian inheritance in autosomal recessive genes

Animation showing the robertsonian chromosome mutation

Animation showing the Robertsonian chromosome mutation

All posts on this blog are subject to the SGUL Library’s guide to mobile resources disclaimer, please take the time to read it carefully. Updates to this blog were made on 18/02/2015.

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