NEWSLETTER: February 2020

Teacher Feature: Cells, Organelles, and DNA Resources
Can your students identify the parts of the cell? We have just what you need to bring cells and more to life in the classroom. Scroll through our Cells, Organelles & DNA Resources for Teachers to access free, informative graphics. Download PDFs or PowerPoint slides. All files are copyright-free and provided for use in teaching and learning genetics and biology. Incorporate this imagery in your 2020 lesson plans for a fresh look.
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NHGRI 2020 Short Course in Genomics for Educators

Apply Now through March 19, 2020

The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) is offering its annual NHGRI Short Course in Genomics from July 27 - July 30, 2020 on the National Institutes of Health (NIH) campus in Bethesda, Maryland. The course offers middle school, high school, community college and Tribal College faculty the opportunity to hear lectures and receive teaching resources from leading NHGRI and NIH researchers, clinicians, and staff, and to discuss ways to incorporate genomics content into their classrooms. Applications are due by March 19.

National DNA Day is Coming on April 25!

Plan Your Event Now

It's time to plan your National DNA Day classroom activity or event. Need ideas? Check out National Human Genome Research Institute's National DNA Day website for activities that can make celebrating the completion of the Human Genome Project and the discovery of DNA's double helix exciting!

Genes in Space Contest

Do you have students in 7th-12th grade? Encourage them to submit a proposal to the Genes in Space Contest. Students design a DNA experiment that addresses challenges in space travel and deep space exploration. The experiment must incorporate the creative use of the polymerase chain reaction. From bacterial cell growth to the human immune system, everything works a little differently in space. Challenge your students to be creative researchers today. 

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