I’m Anna, and I am senior in Integrative Biology (minoring in anthropology). I’m excited to be taking Evolution and Human Disease this semester with Kate Clancy. As someone whose primary focus up to this point has been on non-human behavior and the mechanics of evolution, I thought it was about time to take course focusing solely on humans and how our modern health and wellness concerns can be helped (or hindered) by our genes and our culture.
Here are a few blogs I’ve found that take interesting perspectives on health and wellness:
· DNA Science Blog (Discussions of how genetic research and sequencing technology is impacting health and medicine)
· Mind the Brain (Mental health as well as recent research in neuroscience and psychology)
As with any issue, I believe the first step in solving the problem is understanding it. I believe there is still a fundamental lack of understanding about what it means to be a woman living in the world today. Our stories need to be shared, not just among our friends, but with a global community that needs to be willing to listen to them.
I’ll leave you with that thought. I look forward to running this blog throughout the semester!