NEWSLETTER: April 2018

2018 National DNA Day Special Issue: "15 for 15" Celebration
Looking for a teaching tool to add genomics topics to your classroom in the days leading up to this year's National DNA Day on April 25? Here's an interactive tool to help you out!

April 25th will mark the 15th anniversary of the completion of the Human Genome Project. To commemorate this milestone and the genomic advances that have been made since 2003, the National Human Genome Research Institute is hosting a '15 for 15' Celebration - unveiling 15 ways that genomics has transformed our world.

A new milestone will be unveiled each weekday from April 5 to DNA Day.

Check the Genome: Unlocking Life's Code home page weekdays for a new unveiling. Use our interactive tool to browse genomic advances and milestones.

Ten Timeless and Captivating Tools for the DNA Classroom 

MagicEye 3-D Downloads, Animated Timelines, A Glossary That Talks!

Whether you are searching for something for DNA Day, looking for a little spice in your genetics unit, or offering resources to parents, students or colleagues - these ten perennial favorites are sure to please. Bookmark this for year-round use.

It's the 15th anniversary of National DNA Day, and it has never been easier to join the celebration! The National Human Genome Research Institute has created the resources you need to plan and host a National DNA Day event for your classroom or your school. They will even help you with event promotion on social media!
DNA Day Webcast: Olivier Noel, CEO of DNA Simple 

"Bench to Bedside to Business: A Talk on Startups in Science"

Curious about start-up companies in science? We may have just the ticket for you with our DNA Day Speaker Webcast featuring Dr. Olivier Noel, the founder and CEO of DNAsimple. He grew up in Haiti and is now finishing an MD/PhD degree from Penn State while starting his own company! He'll talk about his journey, diversity in STEM, entrepreneurship in the medical field, and his appearance on television's Shark Tank. Join us on Wednesday, April 25th, 2018 from 4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. ET. 

Teachers and students can participate remotely through Facebook Live. If you are in the Washington, DC area you can attend the lecture live at the National Institutes of Health's Lister Hill Auditorium.

It's Like STEM On Steroids: The USA Science & Engineering Festival

The 2018 USA Science & Engineering Festival will be held this weekend (April 7-8) at the Washington, DC Convention Center. You can explore all things STEM with 3,000 hands-on activities! Perfect for kids, teens, parents, teachers and STEM enthusiasts! The entire event is free and open to the public.

Quick links to popular teacher resources on Genome: Unlocking Life's Code.


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