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AAAHHH!! (Anyone mind helping out a newbie?) - TheShoesOfLuci - 06-27-2018
Did I get your attention? Yes? Good, because I'm in distress.
I just got back from a nine-day biotech camp. To be clear, I signed up cause I was bored; I didn't actually think I would find it interesting. Well, I did. I had the time of my life over the past nine days, but now that they're over, I feel lost. I want to learn more, but I don't know where to start. I've been trying to read articles, journals, and whatnot on the topic, but every other word is some crazy science-y word that I've never seen before. On top of this, I'm planning to apply to volunteer at NIH (cause they have a program for high school students) and I don't wanna show up like "PCR stands for polymerase chain reaction, please accept me."
Does anyone have any tips for this desperate teen?
Anything helps. Thanks!
RE: AAAHHH!! (Anyone mind helping out a newbie?) - SuperLabTech - 05-11-2019
This is a year-old post but I'm responding anyway, in the event you still feel lost.
I would look up YouTube videos on the subjects at hand.
Crash Course is a great YouTube series that covers so many topics, and here's their entire playlist on everything Biology:
Kurzgesagt - In a Nutshell is another great channel - though they are more simplified:
Here's a great to-the-point video on PCR:
Basically find stuff like that! You'll end up watching stuff for hooouuuuurrssss.
RE: AAAHHH!! (Anyone mind helping out a newbie?) - Somatek SYuen - 02-24-2020
As the previous poster noted, this is a late response, but feel free to contact me, I've been in industry for over 20 years and would be happy to have a discussion with you.