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Dragon genes and M&M’s: Middle school students at summer camp

Students playing Geniventure.

How do dragons inherit wings and horns? What role do proteins play in dragons with translucent white scales? During a weeklong summer “camp” in Maynard, Massachusetts, designed for middle school students interested in online gaming and genetics, nine students in grades 6-8 played Geniventure to find out. They also applied genetics concepts to solve puzzles, […]

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UMass Amherst students contribute to dragon genome project

Can dragons get cancer? Students in Dr. Ludmila Tyler’s Biochemistry Molecular Genetics and Genomics course at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst asked this question last semester. As part of their course work, they used our Geniverse software to study dragon genetics and develop new genes, mutant alleles, and phenotypes based on investigations of scientific literature. […]

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Geniverse

Geniverse

Geniverse brings genetics to life with game-like challenges and an engaging narrative. Students use a virtual model species (drakes) to explore the fundamental mechanisms of heredity and genetic diseases and then get a taste of careers in genetics.

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GeniGUIDE

GeniGUIDE

Embedded in our Geniverse genetics software, GUIDE’s hybrid system partners an intelligent tutoring system with the pedagogical expertise of the classroom teacher and existing classroom networks of peer support.

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GeniConnect

GeniConnect

GeniConnect is developing and researching a coherent series of student experiences involving game-based learning, industry mentoring, and hands-on laboratory work in biotechnology and genetics.

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