NEWSLETTER: March 2018

Making Sense of Genomic Science: NHGRI's Fact Sheet Series

From the National Human Genome Research Institute, 18 easy-to-understand and professionally written genetics/genomics fact sheets for students, parents, or colleagues. 

Fact sheet topics such as PCR, DNA sequencing, DNA microarray technology, epigenomics, genome-wide association studies, and newborn screening are explored in this series. Each is an excellent summary and valuable companion learning tool for the biology classroom. Complete with high-quality, copyright-free illustrations.

March 2018 Resource of the Month

The 2018 USA Science & Engineering Festival

Our monthly search for the best free teaching resources for bio teachers has chosen a winner for March: The 2018 USA Science & Engineering Festival. Held April 7-8 at the Washington, DC Convention Center, this event is free and open to the public. Explore all things STEM with 3,000 hands-on activities! Perfect for kids, teens, parents, teachers and STEM enthusiasts! 

The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) is offering its annual  NHGRI Short Course in Genomics   from July 30 - August 2, 2018 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 23.
Join us on April 5 to kick off the National DNA Day's 15th Birthday: '15 for 15' Celebration!

2018 will be a special year for genomics - it marks the 15th anniversary of the completion of the Human Genome Project. To commemorate this milestone, NHGRI has enlisted its DNA Day partners, and other collaborators to launch a public awareness campaign, which we are calling the '15 for 15' Celebration. Each of the 15 weekdays from April 5 - April 25 (DNA Day), Genome: Unlocking Life's Code will join in the national effort to count down 15 ways that genomics is changing our world. Join us on this genomic journey to see which areas of science, medicine, and beyond are being transformed by this new area of research! Check our home page for a different "unveiling" each of the 15 weekdays that lead to National DNA Day, April 25th.

15 for 15 Celebration
Once In A Blue Moon: Two Newsletters From Us In April!

What better month to have a genetics newsletter "blue moon" than April with its annual celebration National DNA Day?

Watch your inbox during the week of April 2 and April 23 for DNA Day-related newsletters chocked full of ideas and helpful resources. If you have a colleague, or learner, that would benefit from our monthly newsletter share this newsletter sign-up link with them! See you (twice) in April!

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