WikiGenes is described as 'is the first wiki system to combine the collaborative and largely altruistic possibilities of wikis with explicit authorship' and is an website in the Education & Reference category. There are more than 10 alternatives to WikiGenes, not only websites but also apps for a variety of platforms, including Android, iPhone, iPad and Self-Hosted solutions. The best alternative is Wikipedia, which is both free and Open Source. Other great sites and apps similar to WikiGenes are Wikiversity (Free, Open Source), Encyclopædia Britannica (Freemium), Scholarpedia (Free, Open Source) and Golden (Freemium).
Wikipedia is a free, multilingual encyclopedia project supported by the non-profit Wikimedia Foundation. Wikipedia has 17 million articles (3.5 million in English), which have been written collaboratively by volunteers around the world.
Wikiversity is a Wikimedia Foundation project devoted to learning resources, learning projects, and research for use in all levels, types, and styles of education from pre-school to university, including professional training and informal learning.
Scholarpedia is a peer-reviewed open-access encyclopedia written and maintained by scholarly experts from around the world. Scholarpedia is inspired by Wikipedia and aims to complement it by providing in-depth scholarly treatments of academic topics.
WikiPathways was established to facilitate the contribution and maintenance of pathway information by the biology community. WikiPathways is an open, collaborative platform dedicated to the curation of biological pathways.