I’ve been collecting a list of pedigree analysis tools & have decided to share one of my finds with you for today’s tip. The resource is PediDraw. It was created as a web-based tool that makes it easy for patients to draw their family histories before going to a genetic counselor, and allows the data to be output in a standard format table or pedigree drawing. It allows you to add several branches to the family history & is VERY easy to use. I think with some awareness of its assumptions, and with some creativity, you could use the software for applications other than just patient self-histories. You can read more about the project in the citation below, and see a quick intro to the tool in my tip.
He, M., Li, W. (2007). PediDraw: A web-based tool for drawing a pedigree in genetic counseling. BMC Medical Genetics, 8(1), 31. DOI: 10.1186/1471-2350-8-31