NEWSLETTER: March 2019

Get Ready! April 25 is National DNA Day!
National DNA Day is April 25! Prep your students with these short videos about the Human Genome Project from the History Channel. Learn how early research scientists unraveled some of the mysteries of DNA, the challenges to sequencing the first human genome, what we've learned about ourselves since the Human Genome Project was completed, and possibilities for the future!
Unlocking STEM for Students: DNA Decoded

DNA Decoded is a free resource created by the Illumina Foundation and Discovery Education that is designed to equip educators (grades 6-12) with digital tools to inspire students to learn more about genomics, and how they can use this knowledge to change the world. Tools include NGSS-aligned lesson plans and activities. A great way to inspire our next generation of scientists in the classroom!

2019 National Human Genome Research Institute Short Course in Genomics for Educators

Middle school, high school, community college, and Tribal College educators teaching genetics, biology, or another science related class - this course is for you! The National Human Genome Research Institute's (NHGRI) Short Course in Genomics offers science educators the opportunity to hear lectures and receive teaching resources from leading NHGRI and National Institutes of Health researchers, clinicians and staff and discuss ways to incorporate genomics content into their classrooms.

The course will be held from Monday, July 29 - Thursday, August 1, 2019, on the National Institutes of Health campus in Bethesda, Maryland.
World's Largest Museum Treasures within Your Reach!

A free, interactive online platform of millions of digital Smithsonian resources available to all. Collections can be created with online tools by anyone and shared with the Smithsonian learning community and beyond. Teachers can develop rosters and assign collections to students, track their responses and progress. Educators, students, and parents alike can discover, create, share, and learn!

In celebration of Women's History Month, we honor Henrietta Lacks. We have created a downloadable timeline that highlights Henrietta Lacks' life and her posthumous contributions to medical advances, which continue to benefit thousands of people throughout the world. Share Henrietta's story with your classroom!

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


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