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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 19, 2010

OK, I know that I haven't been around much and I do apologize. I've been enjoying summer but I also have been busy with lots of work-type things. As the projects hit public consumption, I'll share them with you (unless you tell me to stop).

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I'm involved with a genetics and film competition in Vancouver = Gene Screen BC. The films deadline for submission passed on Sunday and all the films are in with the judges. As an organizer, I can't comment on the films. I do have my favourites but I'll let the official judges and the viewers decide on the winners. I can say that I'm impressed by the range in just 12 films. The variety shows different approaches to science communication. There is a blog post in there...

So why am I telling you about the competition? Well, the videos can all be seen here and I'm hoping that some of you will watch the videos and share your opinion through the voting on the site. There is a People's Choice award for $1000 so it is important to get lots of feedback. Plus, the videos have to accurately portray current or near future clinical genetics. If you notice any errors, please let me know - either through comments on this blog or in the comments below the video. And if you If you write anything substantial about this competition, I'd love to see it.

We will announce the winners on Sept. 8th. If you are in Vancouver, let me know and I'll get you registered for the event. We'll have the winners posted online that evening.

That is one reason that I've been away from this blog but I hope that I get to spend more time here soon.

Note: I have to give kudos to SciVee. The support has been amazing. I write with all kinds of silly questions but they respond quickly, professionally, and with kindness.

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biochem belle
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That sounds really cool! And it seems like a great way to promote science communication. Good luck with it. I look forward to hearing more about it.

Evie
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This does sound really cool!!
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