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Do the DNA, and Communicate It with a K.I.S.S.

Do the DNA, and Communicate It with a K.I.S.S.

Genomics research generates relevant insights for sustainable fisheries management and conservation strategies. But geneticists often fail to clearly explain why such complex approaches matter, and how genomic data can be applied. This session aims to bridge this gap by fostering dynamic discussions on the art of communicating ‘Doing the DNA.’ Through a blend of case studies, panel debates, and interactive sessions, we will dive into the dos and don’ts of persuasively communicating genomics research. Expect to hear about epic communication fails, successful strategies, and actionable tips for making complex genomic research accessible and engaging. Whether you are a geneticist struggling to convey your findings or a fisheries enthusiast keen on using genomic data, this session promises a lively, informative exchange. Join us to transform ‘genomic nerd-speak’ into actionable solutions that resonate across diverse audiences. Let’s advance communication of genomics research – innovatively and inclusively.

Organizer: Marlis R Douglas, University of Arkansas, [email protected]

Co-organizers: Julie Claussen, Michael E Douglas, Jeff Kopaska, Thomas Turner, Gary Whelan, Zach Zbinden, Steven Mussmann

Supported by: AFS Genetics Section, AFS Science Communication Section, AFS Fisheries Management Section, AFS Strategic Positioning Committee, American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists

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