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Gemma Young, BSc

Science and Genetics Writer

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About Gemma

Gemma has over 13 years of experience as a scientific writer, reviewer, and editor in the UK, and has written a range of publications, from student workbooks for HarperCollins, to exam-style papers and other assessments for GCSE Chemistry. She's also written a range of science textbooks for Oxford University Press, Pearson, Collins, and Cambridge University Press. A former science teacher, she recently worked as Head of Development for Mastery Science. She's also been a research member and visiting academic in a Climate Change and Sustainability Education Project for The Open University.

Qualifications and Experience

  • BSc Biochemistry (Hons), PGCE (Chemistry)
  • QTS (Qualified Teacher Status)

FamilyEducation Area of Expertise

Gemma is the lead expert and writer for scientific articles on Family Education, specializing in articles related to biology, chemistry, genetics, and genealogy.

  • Family History and Geneaology

    Do you ever wonder what traits kids get from dad or mom? Here are six traits babies inherit from their father's side according to genetics.

  • Pregnancy, Pregnancy Health

    A genetics expert breaks down whether intelligence or cognition comes from genetic influence or other factors like socioeconomic status. Learn what determines someone's intelligence and cognitive ability.

  • Entertainment and Activities, Holidays, Earth Day

    These greenhouse effect experiments for kids help kids learn about global warming and greenhouse gas at home!

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