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Baking, Building, Blending: Explaining genomics using analogies

Explaining genomics using analogies

Genomics is full of terminology and complex ideas, so how do we easily convey these ideas to our students?

We utilise analogies in our work with students to help them understand the big picture ideas, as well as some more specific techniques and concepts. These analogies can often break down these larger concepts, and address misconceptions. Watch the video where we highlight a few of our favourite analogies and how we use them to explain these concepts to students.

Do you use any of the analogies in the classroom? Are there other analogies that you use that help students with genomic concepts? Let us know in the discussion area.

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