Science communication is an important part of a scientist’s job. It’s an opportunity to tell the public about how awesome and spectacular your work is. I recently recorded a podcast on The Scope about some of our work on genetic variation and disease. It was really fun. I was able to think about how to distil my science into just the essential non-jargony points.
Sometimes, however, science communication needs to just be the voice of reason. Sometimes you just have to tell a Cosmo reporter that a genetic test won’t help you find a romantic partner. Don’t ask. Just read this.