Leading the Way in Life Science Technologies

GEN Exclusives

More »

Best Science Apps

More »
Mar 01, 2012 (Vol. 32, No. 5)


  • Includes videos and images in addition to tutorials
  • Must proceed sequentially through tutorials, limited videos
Platform: iPhone  
Cost: Free

A great resource for biology students, the Mitosis app by Inkling Systems teaches users the basics of this process of cell division. Users explore the various phases of mitosis with the visual and audio tutorials, which require the user to interact with a graphic depicting a cell before he/she can proceed to the next phase. (For example, one set of instructions directs the user to “double tap on the nucleus several times to cause the nuclear membrane to dissolve.”) As part of the “tutor” section of the app, there is also a 10-question quiz. The second component of the app is the “library” section, which includes a few videos and image slideshows depicting mitosis in actual cells. To round out the app there is a glossary of terms, as well as a “resources” tab containing links to online resources.

  • 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.

Be sure to take the GEN Poll

Drug Price Hikes

Novum Pharma recently raised the price of an acne cream by over 3,900% in less than a year-and-a-half and Mylan increased price of EpiPen from $100 to $608 . Do you think pharmaceutical companies need to be subjected to price controls?

More »