I teach genetics and do research in evolutionary microbiology at the University of British Columbia. This blog is about my teaching, and about other teaching-related ideas and issues.
Friday, May 11, 2012
Giving Mendel the boot
This is a teaser for my opinion piece on how the teaching of genetics should be changed, which has now been accepted by PLoS Biology. It should be out soon, so below I'm just going to put the title and the blurb:
"Why do we have to learn this stuff?"
A new genetics for 21st century students.
will go out into an astonishing new world of engineered genes and personal
genomics, so why is the standard genetics syllabus stuck in the 1950s?