NEWSLETTER: August 2019

Celebrate Henrietta Lacks's Birthday this Month
Henrietta Lacks was born on August 1, 1920. This year she would have been 99 years old! Henrietta's cells, named HeLa cells, have helped map genomes, stimulate conversations about science, medical research, and history, and inform bioethics policy. Celebrate the legacy of the HeLa cell to modern medicine by incorporating our timeline into an interdisciplinary lesson plan for your classroom. Download it for free!

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Genomics at SXSW EDU 2020
South By Southwest (SXSW) EDU 2020 is a conference that brings together diverse people and topics creating an opportunity for unexpected discoveries. The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) has organized four sessions intended to help increase genomic literacy for the SXSW EDU 2020. Whether you are attending or not, you can vote on panels - your vote accounts for 30% of the decision making process for panels selected!

Genetics/Genomics Competency Center (G2C2): An Educational Resource for Teachers and Students

The Genetics/Genomics Competency Center (G2C2) is a treasure trove of genomics educational materials that can prove useful to educators interested in introducing their students to genomic applications. The online repository contains free, peer-reviewed collections. Even students interested in the healthcare professions can benefit from exploring G2C2!
The Story of the National Institutes of Health - We are NIH!

We Are NIH is an inspiring video introducing you to the NIH's mission, the people that work there, the patients who partner with NIH, and what drives NIH to improve health and fight disease. This is their story. Share with your students interested in STEM careers.

National DNA Day Gone to the Dogs at Nicklaus Children's Hospital

National DNA Day was on April 25, 2019 and to celebrate, the Nicklaus Children's Hospital hosted a learning activity supported by a group of four-legged friends. Several of the Hospital's amazing pet therapy dogs - ranging from a small Havenese to a giant Burmese Mountain dog - helped illustrate the diversity of genetic traits. Children participated in a dog coloring book activity and went home with their very own plush dog. There were smiles on the faces of the children, staff and even the dogs!

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


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