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Hi. I'm genegeek (aka Catherine Anderson). Thanks for stopping by. I realized during my PostDoc that I preferred learning and explaining new results to doing science so I started a non-traditional career of teaching and outreach. I'll be using this space to explore public perception of genetics and other cool molecular biology stuff.

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Thursday, August 5, 2010

Hi. Welcome to Daring Nucleic Adventures or DNA as I'll soon be calling it.
Yes, that's me in the banner photo. I visited Antarctica in Jan 2009 and it was super amazing! I'd like to point out that I'm paddling while my husband sits in front, taking photos. Back to my explanation...

Why those words?

re-tracing Shackleton's steps in South Georgia (yes, I'm only wearing long underwear)

Nucleic - Well, that's easy. I'm a genegeek and will talk about all things DNA and molecular biology.
Adventures - It is an adventure to explore something new. I've like to challenge myself and putting myself out into the blog world is a bit scary.
Daring - This needs the most explanation, I think. First, Discuss didn't have the right feel and Daffy was just wrong. Second, many people describe me as daring: some because I don't have a life plan (horrors) and others because I like travel and adrenaline sports. I don't think I'm daring and need to point out that things are a lot easier than they appear. It doesn't take a lot of skill to run with the bulls in Pamplona or learn to white water kayak in the Himalayas. I'm hoping that blogging will be the same and jumping off this cliff will give a similar rush.

Why am I here?
I hope to add to the great discussions re: new science discoveries and general understanding of genetics. I've been running an outreach program and enjoy talking to non-experts about their opinions and understanding. I hope my enthusiasm for the topics can come through the screen.

Caveat on Daring
I'm Canadian and I was raised to see the other person's point of view. Therefore, my style will probably be less 'in your face' than Daring might suggest. Don't worry, I'll still give opinions.

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Dr Becca, Ph.D.
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Welcome!! Looking forward to your posts, especially re: general understanding of genetics, because I have very little. :)

biochem belle
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Nice to have you around, Catherine! I'm looking forward to your posts.

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Thanks for the welcome, everyone! I'll try to keep up with your stuff.

Lady Scientist
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I'm excited to read more from you! And I have to say that I'm super jealous that you've been to Antarctica. I've always wanted to go.

Dr. O
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Welcome! That all sounds plenty daring to me, but I am a bit of a skeerdy cat ;) I'm also very excited about a geneticist around here...genetics (bacterial, at least) is my first love.
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