Immune Attack – Game used for Teaching about the Immune System

Immune Attack

:: DESCRIPTION

Immune Attack is a game used for teaching about the immune system. You must navigate a nanobot through a 3D environment of blood vessels and connective tissue in an attempt to save an ailing patient by retraining her non-functional immune cells.  Along the way, you will learn about the biological processes that enable macrophages and neutrophils – white blood cells – to detect and fight infections.

::DEVELOPER

the Federation of American Scientists, the University of Southern CaliforniaBrown University, and Escape Hatch Entertainment.

:: SCREENSHOTS

:: REQUIREMENTS

  • Windows

:: DOWNLOAD

 Immune Attack

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Contevol 1.01 – Continuous Character Evolution Teaching Program

Contevol 1.01

:: DESCRIPTION

Contevol is a simulation program designed for my class in Evolutionary Genetics. It allows the user to simulate the evolution of a quantitative character that is controlled by 5 loci, where there is a fitness function designed by the user. The user gets to see the distribution of the values of the quantitative character in a population, generation after generation. The genotypes that make up this distribution (or at any rate a representative sample of them) are displayed in the same histogram.

::DEVELOPER

Joseph Felsenstein

:: SCREENSHOTS

N/A

:: REQUIREMENTS

  • Windows / MacOsX / Linux

:: DOWNLOAD

Contevol

:: MORE INFORMATION

© Copyright 2000, 2009 by the University of Washington. Permission is granted to copy this document provided that no fee is charged for it and that this copyright notice is not removed.

Dnatree 1.3 – DNA Phylogeny Teaching Program

Dnatree 1.3

:: DESCRIPTION

DNATREE is a computer program that simulates the branching of an evolutionary tree, using a model of random branching of lineages. It then evolves a DNA sequence along this tree, and displays the resulting sequences. The user can save the tree and the sequences if they want to use them in other programs. The user can control the expected rate of evolution of the sequences per unit time, and the transition/transversion ratio.

::DEVELOPER

Joseph Felsenstein

:: SCREENSHOTS

N/A

:: REQUIREMENTS

  • Windows / MacOsX / Linux

:: DOWNLOAD

Dnatree

:: MORE INFORMATION

Citation:

Kuhner, M. K. and J. Felsenstein. 1994.
A simulation comparison of phylogeny algorithms under equal and unequal evolutionary rates.
Molecular Biology and Evolution 11: 459-468 (Erratum 12: 525 1995).