Test your gene knowledge with the Talking Glossary of Genetic Terms

January 26, 2012 at 10:46 am Leave a comment

Animal Cell: Courtesy: National Human Genome Research Institute.

By far, one of the best sites on the web for learning about genomics is the NIH’s Talking Glossary of Genetic Terms. The website has a menu with a comprehensive list of relevant terms. Clicking on the hyperlinks gives you access to animated tutorials narrated by some of the best minds in the business along with non-copywrite images and 3D animations that help give viewers a clear understanding of the topic they are interested in.

For the experienced scientist, the website is a useful resource for helping explain to your friends and family exactly what you do in the lab and for finding illustrations to use in any way you choose (the site is in the public domain and therefore information may be freely distributed and copied).

For some extra fun, there is a “test your gene knowledge” quiz, which contains 10 questions that I expect all Canadian Biotechnologists to answer with ease. Here’s an example of a question below.

I took the test and scored a 10/10 and I am attaching the certificate below to prove it. (I’m not going to tell you how many times I took the test before I received a perfect score;-)

Woohooo! Perfect Score!

And of course, the Talking Glossary is also available on the app store. Be sure to check it out today!

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