Teach Genetics Probability with 23andMe Reports on Lactose Intolerance

Earlier this year, 23andMe had the pleasure of hosting a workshop in cooperation with the Bay Area Biotechnology Education Consortium (BABEC), an organization that was instrumental…

The Complex Genetic Portrait of the U.S.

Your DNA is both a recipe for life, and a record of it — a thread that links your story to the human story. As…

Obtaining IRB Approval for a Research Project using 23andMe

My name is Shawn Miller, and I am a Research-Teaching postdoctoral fellow in the group of Professor Jeffrey Moore at the University of Illinois at…

Learning with Legos Leads to “Best Day Ever”

A big part of our mission is to help advance genetics education. We had a rewarding opportunity to do so on Dec. 18, as the…

Integrating 23andMe Ancestry and Wellness Reports in the Classroom

Last month, I had the pleasure of representing 23andMe at the Association for Molecular Pathology’s Science Educator Workshop in Austin, Texas. The workshop was a…

Preparing Students for the Genetics Frontier

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…

Efforts to Improve Genetic Literacy

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…

A Fresh Take on Genetics for Freshmen

To teach his students a powerful lesson in genetics, Bryant McAllister, an associate professor of biology at the University of Iowa, poses a simple question….

A Note to Educators from 23andMe’s Anne Wojcicki

Dear Educator, Making genetics education fun and accessible has been core to our mission since we launched in 2007. Understanding our genome is possibly the…