Experience with Reddit Science AMA

Today I took part in a Reddit Science Ask Me Anything (AMA). I had been invited to do this by the nice folks at Springer so I chose rare diseases as my topic and had 100s of questions to answer.

This naturally took far longer than 1hr to answer. Generally a good mix of topics from people introducing their rare disease of interest as well as people asking career advice. I would recommend it as a form of outreach and who knows it will likely lead to new connections. As scientists we should definitely be exploring methods like this to get the word out. Thank you for all the questions!\

(PS – I should add by the end of the day I probably spent 5hrs answering questions..debating how frequently to follow up and check in and respond. The format is not something I have a lot of experience with.)



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