Celebrate National DNA Day on April 25th!
National DNA Day is a special day when teachers, students, and the public can learn more about genetics and genomics. The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) at the National Institutes of Health has sponsored DNA Day for the past nine years, to commemorate the completion of the Human Genome Project in April 2003 and of Watson and Crick's discovery of the double helix structure of DNA.
This year, DNA Day will be celebrated on Thursday, April 25th. On this day and throughout April, researchers from across the country will visit dozens of high schools to talk with students and answer questions about genetics. On April 19th, NHGRI is partnering with the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History on an educational event for students and teachers. CDC works with NHGRI on DNA Day activities by giving presentations at schools in Georgia.
Teachers, students, and the public can learn more and get involved in activities for National DNA Day and by joining the Facebook page for National DNA Day. You can also receive updates by signing up for Twitter.
Learn more about public health genomics at CDC's National Office of Public Health Genomics.
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