NEWSLETTER: March 2016

Learn more about Your Genome & You
How does knowing about genetics and genomics help you understand your health? Learn more in this new infographic from NHGRI's Partnership for Community Outreach and Engagement in Genomics.

March 2016 Resource of the Month
Image of the Week: From the HHMI BioInteractive
Our monthly Internet search for the best free teaching resources for bio teachers has chosen a winner for March: The Howard Hughes Medical Institute's Image of the Week. A different beautiful scientific image is posted each week along with a short description, information about the author, and web links for further study. Brilliant!

Take the 2016 National DNA Day Pinterest Challenge!

Announcing our 2nd Annual DNA Day Pinterest Challenge! K-12 teachers and students: Create a Pinterest Board about DNA, genetics, and genomics and enter the challenge! Every entry receives a personalized classroom certificate from NHGRI. Top boards will be highlighted on our website.
"Ötzi," - an incredibly well-preserved, frozen mummy of the Tyrolean Iceman - was discovered in 1991 in the Italian Alps. Genetic analysis of the 5,300-year-old Copper Age man was completed in 2012 by whole genome sequencing of a sample from his hip bone.

Teaching genetics, biology, or related science courses? 

Apply to the free NHGRI Short Course in Genomics (August 1 -3, 2016, Bethesda, Maryland). Researcher, clinician, and educator presentations and insights into incorporating genomics content into your classroom. The application deadline is 5pm ET on March 25, 2016.

More information on the NHGRI Teachers' Short Course.

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