Best Reddit Forums on Genetics

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. You’ve been warned :-)

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 sub-reddits on genetics that you may want to check out.

Genetics subreddit:

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:

Reddit 23andMe

r/23andMe subreddit has a lot of 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.

23andMe reddit membership


r/AncestryDNA subreddit is similar to the 23andMe subreddit with members talking about their genetics and ancestry results.

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!



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Debbie Moon is the founder of Genetic Lifehacks. She holds a Master of Science in Biological Sciences from Clemson University and an undergraduate degree in engineering from Colorado School of Mines. Debbie is a science communicator who is passionate about explaining evidence-based health information. Her goal with Genetic Lifehacks is to bridge the gap between the research hidden in scientific journals and everyone's ability to use that information. To contact Debbie, visit the contact page.