genetic literacy

Genetic Researcher Feature: Dr. Heather C. Mefford

June 04, 2018
Heather C. Mefford MD and PHD shares some of her thoughts and experiences about her work as a physician and researcher, offering insight into a career in STEM.
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What Do You Know, It’s DNA Day

April 25, 2018
DNA Day survey by 23andMe shows strong interest in DNA testing, particularly for health, but gap in knowledge about genetics.
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New ways to discover your DNA

April 21, 2018
23andMe has launched a new interactive learning website called Interactive DNA Discovery.
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23andMe Asks About DNA

September 18, 2017
23andMe conducts a national survey finding that a majority of Americans are interested in DNA testing as a way to learn about their health and ancestry.
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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 awareness...
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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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