NEWSLETTER December 2022

Eugenics Instructional Materials for the Classroom

The history of science is filled with discoveries, innovations and amazing pioneers. Yet, this rich history includes a darker side that is important for the science community to acknowledge. Set the stage for classroom conversations regarding eugenics using instructional materials created by Genome: Unlocking Life’s Code. Scroll through the interactives to learn about important dates and policies that were implemented over time. Key scientists and notable influencers are identified with primary source documents linked at the bottom of the page for further exploration.

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Register for Virtual Roundtable Discussion "The Promise and Perils of Social and Behavioral Genomics" Hosted by the National Human Genome Research Institute

The National Human Genome Research Institute will be hosting the roundtable discussion “The Promise and Perils of Social and Behavioral Genomics” on Jan. 25, 2023 at 1 p.m. Join a lively Zoom discussion of social and behavioral genetics and genomics, its benefits, limitations and potential for misuse. Panelists will discuss strategies for scientists to combat misinformation, disinformation and misuse of scientific findings; and answer audience questions. Registration is required.

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DNA Day Essay 2023 Contest from the American Society of Human Genetics

The American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) DNA Day essay contest question is now available to students in grades 9-12 worldwide. Students are asked to examine, question, and reflect on important concepts in genetics. The first place student winner receives $1,000 and their teacher receives a $1,000 genetics material grant. The submission site opens in January and winners along with honorable mentions will be announced on DNA Day itself, Tuesday, April 25. A great way to celebrate DNA Day 2023!

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Stories of Women in STEM at the Smithsonian - an eBook from The Smithsonian Science Education Center

"Stories of Women in STEM at the Smithsonian" is a free ebook featuring biographies of trailblazing women who made history through their scientific discoveries and innovation. From aerospace engineer and mathematician Mary Golda Ross to hair care entrepreneur Madam C.J. Walker, learn how women have defied gender stereotypes and overcome structural barriers to advance the science, technology, engineering, and math industry. Download the PDF or the Apple Books version.

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This month's featured article in

Genomics: Insights

"The Role of the CHRNA2 Gene and Environmental Factors in Cannabis Use Disorder"

Author: Hudson Stimmler

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