Genetic Helper

4.1
149 reviews
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About this app

Transcribing and translating genetic sequences by hand is a time consuming process that many biology students spend hours doing over and over. This application accelerates this process by allowing your phone to convert the coding sequences significantly faster than any human. It also detects some mutations where one or more base pairs are missing, and this is also helpful for detecting typos. It also filters out characters that are invalid for the given genetic material type.

Simply tap on the text box for the appropriate type of genetic sequence (DNA, complimentary DNA, messenger RNA, or transmission RNA), type in the sequence, tap on the Transcribe button and it will fill in the other boxes incredibly fast.
Updated on
Jul 6, 2019

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4.1
149 reviews
A Google user
October 12, 2018
First of all, the app has an error in showing antisence sequence not in 5'->3' order, or at least not mentioning the order at all. Then the app truncates sequences to the length divisible by three, as if UTRs are an unheard concept for the developer, good grief. All nucleotides in mRNA are not necessary divisible by 3 and containing just coding sequences, so it is a huge error to think like that. Next, what the heck does the tRNA stand for? The anticodon on anticodon loop on tRNA? But it is just a part of tRNA sequence and should not be labeled as "tRNA". And lastly, I honestly don't get the purpose of this app. As an educational app for school use it lacks explanations, as an app for lab use it lacks a ton of features. And you usually don't have to work with nucleotide sequences in your phone. It is difficult to take sequences from gene libraries etc and paste them in an android app. And there are a lot of tools, e.g. at protocol-online dot org, that are better, more varied and have more explanations that can be used for educational purposes. So go there, if you need help. Good thing I saw this app on sale and downloaded it for free to try. Do not waste money on this
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Dalton H
October 15, 2018
I designed it around the Biology 30-1 Alberta curriculum. Students have to transcribe and translate genetic sequences from DNA to RNA and the matching RNA codons in a ribosome, as well as convert these into the coded for protein sequence. I'd be willing to have a dialog with you to improve the accuracy if you're willing. Send me an email.
A Google user
July 4, 2019
Wonderful tool for exploring base gene pairs. I would love to see some more visuals added, and perhaps a bit more learning materials. Either way its a solid start, good job. Thank you for this app.
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Dalton H
July 4, 2019
I will take that under advisement when I'm working on the next update. Thank you.
A Google user
March 21, 2020
I am a professor and teach genetics. I think the app can be useful for students to understand the principles of translation. One thing is that the names in the different boxes are a little confusing. I think it is possible to improve that writing something like. May be these are not prefect since English is not my native language, but is to have an idea: Coding DNA Noncoding DNA 3'-5' Transfer RNA anticodons 3'-5' Messenger RNA (codons) Amino acid chain will be built here
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Dalton H
March 21, 2020
I believe you have a point. Perhaps you would like to discuss this via my email (neuronmaker@gmail.com) so I can make the needed changes.

What's new

Minor bug fix