Leading the Way in Life Science Technologies

GEN Exclusives

More »

Best Science Apps

More »
Apr 01, 2012 (Vol. 32, No. 7)

Life Science

  • Nice graphics, customizable viewing options
  • None
Platform: iPad/iPhone  
Cost: Free

Everybody knows that science textbooks (or any textbooks, for that matter) are notorious for their high prices. Thus, it is always refreshing—and a bit exhilarating—to come across entire free texts. This is exactly what the Life Science app by the University of Tokyo provides—a complete and completely free science textbook, in a handy app format. The book contains 12 chapters that cover material such as gene expression, cell organelles, metabolism, and cell differentiation. Users can customize the font, font size, and font color, as well as background color. Bookmarks may also be added to specific pages. This is a professional, polished textbook, complete with illustrations and problem sets. This is a great resource for students and anyone looking for a nice introduction to cell biology. And at this price, it’s an absolute steal!

  • Key:
  • Strong Points
  • Weak Points
  • Ratings:
  • Excellent
  • Very Good
  • Good

*The opinions expressed are solely those of the author(s) and should not be construed as reflecting the viewpoints of the publisher, Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News, Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., the publishing house, or employees and affiliates thereof.


GEN Jobs powered by HireLifeScience.com connects you directly to employers in pharma, biotech, and the life sciences. View 40 to 50 fresh job postings daily or search for employment opportunities including those in R&D, clinical research, QA/QC, biomanufacturing, and regulatory affairs.
More »

Be sure to take the GEN Poll

What Does Brexit Mean for Biotech?

Do you agree with the contention that Brexit will NOT have a long-term negative impact on the British biotech industry?

More »