NEWSLETTER: February 2016

Celebrate National DNA Day
National DNA Day is celebrated annually on April 25. Want to attend a DNA event or start your own event? NHGRI has just the tool for you - the NHGRI National DNA Day Event Map. Let's get ready to celebrate!

February 2016 Resource of the Month
Science Buddies: Hands-on Science Resources for Home and School 
Our monthly Internet search for the best free teaching resources for bio teachers has chosen a winner for February: Science Buddies. Check out the massive resources for all types of STEM learning. Don't miss the Find a Science Fair Project Idea tool.

NHGRI Short Course in Genomics (August 1 - 3, 2016, Bethesda, MD)

Teaching genetics, biology, or related science courses? Anchor innovation to classroom practice! Apply for the free NHGRI Short Course in Genomics. Application deadline is March 25, 2016.
Human skin color is variable around the world and influenced by the combined effect of many genes and the environment. Use our new interactive to adjust the activity of several genes and watch as skin becomes darker or lighter as individual genes affect skin color.

National DNA Day is just around the corner and genetic/genomic topics and questions are being sought from you and your students for a Twitter Chat to be hosted by NHGRI's @DNADay Twitter page. Groups involved in genetics/genomics research and education will be answering questions about career paths, technology advancement, and education.

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