genetic literacy

Preparing Students for the Genetics Frontier

December 07, 2015
David Matthes When David Matthes teaches genetics to college freshmen using personal genomics, he sets his sights beyond effective instruction and beyond his classroom walls. He is trying to increase...
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A Note to Educators from 23andMe’s Anne Wojcicki

October 21, 2015
Making genetics education fun and accessible has been core to our mission since we launched in 2007.  Understanding our genome is possibly the most exciting scientific discovery of our lifetime...
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Efforts to Improve Genetic Literacy

July 29, 2015
A set of national genetic science standards for elementary through high school students in the United States offers a modest improvement over state-based standards, but still falls short of conveying...
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Everyone’s A Winner

December 11, 2014
Last month we announced the three winners in 23andMe’s first-ever Genetics Image Contest, but we felt like everyone came out ahead by helping to bridge the gap in genetics education.One...
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And Winners Are…

November 18, 2014
With so many great entries, it wasn’t easy, but we’ve picked the winners in 23andMe’s first ever “Genetics Image Contest.” We had a lot of creative depictions of DNA, chromosomes,...
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The Traveling Genome

November 05, 2014
Last year, on the sixtieth anniversary of Crick and Watson’s discovery of the double helix structure of DNA, the Smithsonian opened an exhibit at the National Museum of Natural History...
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Last Call

October 31, 2014
If you’re feeling particularly creative, you still have a few more days to submit entries in 23andMe’s first “Genetics Image Contest.” Get your entries in before Monday night and get...
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Happy DNA Day!

April 24, 2014
A national survey by 23andMe found that most Americans said that knowing their genetic information could help them manage their health. In celebration of DNA Day on April 25th, 23andMe...
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A Primer on What’s In Your Genes?

April 15, 2014
Writing clearly about something complicated like genetics isn’t easy, and doing it with a little humor is harder still. But that’s just what the author and illustrator Katie McKissick, does...
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