By Matthew Cook, PhD
Research shows that genetics students with access to their own personal genetic information perform better on academic assessments. Therefore, we are excited to announced that 23andMe is sponsoring a sweepstakes where a free personal genetics kit (a $99 value) will be given away to 50 Tales from the Genome students who are eligible.
Tales from the Genome is unlike any other course you will find online or in person, and starting on Monday, September 30th, it will be open to the world. For a glimpse of what you’ll experience in the class, check out our mini-lesson that shows you how to extract DNA from strawberries in your very own kitchen. To learn more about the rest of the course, check it out here.Good science to you all, and see you in class!Mathew Cook, earned his PhD at Duke University and trained as a post-doctoral scholar at UCSF. He joined the content development team at Udacity to share his passion for biology with the world.