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.

Our 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?