December 1, 2016 (Vol. 36, No. 21)

URL:
http://apple.co/2fFlqiT

Rating:
Strong Points: Easy to search and navigate
Weak Points: None

Platform:
iPad/iPhone/Android

Cost:
$4.99

Summary:

Genetics 4 Medics is a handy app that contains a wealth of information about dozens of genetic conditions. Users can search by condition, chromosome location, or symptoms, and there are separate sections on the app with information about basic genetic concepts and short case studies. The page for each genetic disorder contains information about the disorder’s inheritance pattern, gene locus, and prominent symptoms. Each page also contains numerous additional sources for further reading and information, and a graphic depicting the location of the gene on the chromosome. The app is easy to navigate, and the overviews for each genetic disorder are easy to follow and informative. The combination of broad overviews and additional primary sources makes Genetics 4 Medics a great app for students and professionals alike.