“Ask a Geneticist” links the general public and educators with genuine scientists, bridging the science gap

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By Education Today

Posted on April 21, 2022


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SAN JOSE, Calif., April 20, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — One of the most popular tools for studying genetics has been republished by The Tech Interactive ahead of National DNA Day on April 25. Ask a Geneticist is a website where Stanford experts answer questions from anyone who are interested in learning more about DNA. The extremely popular website, which has had almost 4 million page visits from all around the world in the last year, is now simpler to access, read, and explore pressing subjects like:

  • Is it possible to construct a little elephant?
  • How similar are Wolverine and his clone Laura Kinney in the X-Men franchise?
  • What happened to my Native American relatives in my ancestry results?
  • Why are crabs able to regrow limbs when humans are unable to?

“We receive a lot of strange queries. Our goal is to make genetics less intimidating for anyone, particularly teachers who need help with difficult issues “Stanford Genetics’ Director of Educational Outreach, Abbey Thompson, stated. “We’re reacting to the rising realisation that scientists must learn how to interact with the general public, and that the general public requires more access to reliable information.”