Institute unveils iCell 3.0 as teaching tool

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The Huntsville Times

A product to help students better understand biology has evolved into one that can help them decide "what they want to be when they grow up."

The HudsonAlpha iCell 3.0 app is a new and improved version of the iCell, which has been available since April last year. It was originally created to help students "see" a cell in 3D, which is much more preferable than the way most of us have "seen" cells – flat pictures on flat pages in our biology books.

"It’s really interesting to see how technology has changed in just a year and a half," said Dr. Adam Hott, the coordinator of educational outreach at HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology. "This changes the way biology is taught."

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