Gene expressions simulation launched by PhET

The Perkins group collaborated with the PhET team and Prof. Mike Klymkowsky in making the simulation for high school and early undergraduate biology students on gene regulation. A basic learning goal is to explain the basic anatomy of a gene, i.e., that they have a regulatory region, a coding region, and a transcription and translation start and stop markers. A more advance goal is explain the role that probability (stochastic processes) play in gene expression. Our new simulation has already been run/downloaded >100,000 since August 2012 and translated by users into 24 languages as of July 2013.