Wanting to find out more about genetics or stay current on research? Reddit is one place for discovering new research studies.
Of course, you may end up spending hours going down rabbit trails :-)
Finding information on genetics on Reddit
Reddit is a forum-based social media platform where anyone can post information or ideas.
While some of the health information on Reddit should be taken with a grain of salt, there are some interesting subreddits (topic groups) on genetics that you may want to check out.
r/23andMe subreddit has over 74K members who like to talk about their ancestry and 23andMe information. And yes, there are all kinds of interesting stories about finding lost family members or uncovering family secrets.
r/AncestryDNA subreddit is similar to the 23andMe subreddit with members talking about their genetics and ancestry results.
r/genetics subreddit on genetics research is a place to find interesting new genetics studies and questions for geneticists.
Here’s a sample of what you’ll find on r/genetics:
Genetics and Diet topics on Reddit:
r/GeneFood subreddit has only a few members, but there are good links to studies on the interactions between diet and genes.
r/Nutrition subreddit has a ton of members who post interesting articles about nutrition. Keep in mind that this huge community also posts things that may not be backed by science.
r/FoodScience is another subreddit for people interested in nutrition and food science.
Longevity science on reddit:
r/Longevity covers the science of aging with a lot of new research highlighted here. Here’s an example of what you will find on r/longevity:
r/Biology is a forum for anyone interested in biology. The topics introduced here cover a wide range of biological topics, from fungus to plants to animals.
Have a suggestion of a great Reddit forum? Let me know!
Debbie Moon is the founder of Genetic Lifehacks. Fascinated by the connections between genes, diet, and health, her goal is to help you understand how to apply genetics to your diet and lifestyle decisions. Debbie has a BS in engineering and also an MSc in biological sciences from Clemson University. Debbie combines an engineering mindset with a biological systems approach to help you understand how genetic differences impact your optimal health.