NEWSLETTER: January 2020

Stay Up-to-Date With Cutting-Edge Research by Reading Our New "Genomics: Insights" Section
The field of genetics and genomics is rapidly advancing and it's challenging to stay up-to-date on the latest game-changing technology. Our new website area: "Genomics: Insights" is a part of the solution!  Articles written by promising researchers communicate the awesome science they're doing in the lab to inform, educate, and raise awareness about complex topics in genetics and genomics. Look for these articles within the Connections Section of our website and share with your students.

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Spring of 2020: "The Gene: An Intimate History"
In the spring of 2020, a collaboration from Ken Burns and Siddhartha Mukherjee, M.D., inspired by Mukherjee's best-selling 2016 book, "The Gene: An Intimate History" will premiere on local public broadcasting stations.  This documentary uses science, social history, and personal stories to weave together a historical biography of the human genome while also exploring the stunning breakthroughs in understanding the impact genes play on heredity, disease, and behavior. Take a moment to watch an excerpt highlighting one of the moving stories told in the film.

Genome: Unlocking Life's Code Exhibition Opens in Jacksonville, Florida

The "Genome: Unlocking  Life's Code" Exhibition debuts in Jacksonville, Florida at the Museum of Science and History on January 18 through April 12, 2020.  If you live in the area or will be visiting Florida, plan your visit to see this phenomenal exhibit!

Discover Genetics with the American Society of Human Genetics
The American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) has a new resource, "Discover Genetics," designed to enable people everywhere to realize the benefits of human genetics and genomics research by making human genetics research, concepts, and programs accessible. High school students can enter the ASHG DNA Day Essay Contest, the public can learn about the basics of genomics, and connect with ASHG members willing to engage and discuss genomics in a variety of settings. Take a moment to discover genetics with ASHG.

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


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