Learn.Genetics and Teach.Genetics, two Websites hosted by the University of Utah’s won the new Science Prize for Online Resources in Education. According to Louisa Stark and Kevin Pompei from Utah’s Genetic Science Learning Center, University of Utah, these sites were developed to improve genomic literacy. “Students, teachers, and the public must be prepared to make informed decisions about participation in genomics research, genome-related health care, use of genetically modified agricultural products, and public funding for stem cell research,” they write. The New York Times adds that in 2009 the sites received 8 million hits from 189 countries.
Feb 02, 2010