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  • hectoroftroy
    @hectoroftroy hectoroftroy I am a professional geneticist and as a moderator on OpenStudy (blues), I tutored 2700 science students over four years.


    Genetics should be on Socratic because it is a branch of biology that is developing very quickly and is already rapidly changing both the basic foundations of biology and how biology is applied to society.
    1 year ago
  • Abdelazeem Elhabyan
    @abdelazeem-e Abdelazeem Elhabyan I am medical student in the end of my fourth year and studied medical genetics in 2 courses . I have completed nearly 20 courses online in the field..
    1 year ago
  • Abdelazeem Elhabyan
    @abdelazeem-e Abdelazeem Elhabyan Hello , I think I can help as a founder as I am very interested in human genetics . I am at the end of my 4th year in medical school and studied human genetics in 2 courses in addition to clinical genetics. I have completed many courses in genetics in future learn and CME Harvard.and have been reading in the subject for long. see my profile to see some of my answers.
    1 year ago
  • Hong Yi Lim
    @hong-yi-lim Hong Yi Lim #luvgenetics
    1 year ago
  • Emily
    @emily-11 Emily Hey everyone! I'm Emily, and I study biology and chemistry. I love science and find it very interesting, so I would love the chance to share what I know with Socratic, along with learning more myself. I find genetics particularly fascinating, as they are the identification of every human. I think its amazing to learn about.
    2 years ago
  • hsk
    @sardar-harpreet-singh-kalsi hsk Welcome @chiara-g-1 as founder in Genetics :)
    2 years ago
  • Chiara G.
    @chiara-g-1 Chiara G. Hey everyone,
    I study Biology and Medical laboratory research, in which I learn about genetics as well. Other than that I have already written two papers about genetics, one when I was 8 and one last year in which I went through my paper from when I was 8, and I was surprised of what I already knew at that age.
    I love genetics and I love to learn more about it. I also want to help other people understand what genetics is about and share what I am learning and what I already know.
    I believe genetics should be on Socratic because it is a subject that is getting bigger in science. For instance, it is used to create medicines and helps us understand evolution.
    2 years ago
  • hsk
    @sardar-harpreet-singh-kalsi hsk I saw other newly launched subject and found they have a set course. Is it required for a founder to ask required questions in the subtopic of the course?

    In simple words while proposing a new topic we should have large number of varying questions for the subtopic.
    2 years ago
  • hsk
    @sardar-harpreet-singh-kalsi hsk Genetics is an important point of my research and regularly work on many problems. Genetics study the role of DNA in organism life, decoding its mystery.
    2 years ago
  • Becca M.
    @becca Becca M. Welcome, @jahan-psyche! This subject is a bit niche, so it may take time to recruit 7 more founders. Thrilled you will be able to help. I'm sure you will make an amazing founder :D
    2 years ago
  • Jahan Psyche
    @jahan-psyche Jahan Psyche My background is actually pharmacy. But genetics has its role there. Many new drugs have been discovered with the help of genetics. It is one of the latest field of science.So students definitely need to know more about this subject.
    2 years ago
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Alongside your knowledge, your passion to share and spread Genetics with students everywhere should be your driving force. This is what will help your subject succeed!

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I would love to see Genetics on Socratic! Can I get involved without becoming a founder?

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