This article by Tamim Ansary is a must read for anyone wishing to begin to grasp the problems with K-12 textbooks. We spend $4.3 billion annually on the industry which makes the muddle. Ansary’s description of the textbooks we get and how they are chosen will make you weep – for our children.
Here you can browse genomes: human, mouse, zebrafish, rat, chicken, mosquite – and several more. New data was placed on the rat genome page only a month ago. The nearly real time updating in the rolling out of scientific research results has transformed the textbook into a rusty antique of science.