Genetics for schools
http://www.genesareus.org/ - Site providing teaching resources on genetic disorders from Foundation to Key Stage 4
Outreach Activities by the Department of Genetics
Getting them early
Gunel Huseynova gave a talk on 16 April 2012 to the children of class 2R at Ridgefield Primary School in Cambridge at the invitation of the school. She took some Drosophila with her, and explained about the life cycle of the fruit fly. She also explained to the children how we use Drosophila to help us understand how the brain works, and to help us work towards curing diseases of the brain. The children enjoyed the talk very much, and some declared their intention to be geneticists in future!
Gunel is a graduate student in the O'Kane Group.
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Page updated 4 Oct 2012