It’s a strange thing that for a field of such sublime importance to our future, a great deal of the population is unaware of the amazing progress in the science world being made on a daily basis. Be it apathy or an inability to understand our work because of our incessant use of jargon and lofty terms, it seems the average Joe doesn’t much care to dive into the current research. Of course, you may catch an interesting story here and there about a new breakthrough or treatment, but those brief run-downs often fail to explain enough about the research for anyone to appreciate the merit of the work and its future impact. The fault lies on no one, but rather on the fact that without background training, the field is rather difficult to understand. Thus begins miGENE. My hope is to allow those of you with an interest to learn more about things that concern you: to know your genes.
At some point since entering graduate school, I realized that those of us with scientific backgrounds ought to share what’s going on with the rest of the world. I aim to share a range of cool, interesting stories each week from current research in medicine, disease, genetics and development. I hope to be able to distill the information enough so that anyone from any background can understand what the research found, how it was accomplished, and its importance for science and the whole world – presenting information on a “need to know” sort of basis to keep you up with the brilliant work being done out there without boring you along the way.
This blog is truly an outlet that allows me to share my passion with the world. I hope that you get as much out of it as I do, so please get to me with any suggestions for topics, themes, etc. Keep in mind, I’m not an expert (yet), and I’m attempting to condense an immense amount of scientific research into understandable, bite-size blog posts. To that end, I will undoubtedly leave information out, whether it be on purpose or accidentally. Feel free to email me or post comments with any disagreements or questions. Or, even better, if you’re more qualified, I’d love to hear from you to get a more informed perspective up on the site.
Your dutiful Dr. in training,
Any opinions expressed on this blog are mine and mine only. They do not reflect those of any institution, laboratory, or research project that I may be a part of.