May 2021
Eugenics and Policy in the U.S.
Genome: Unlocking Life's Code recently shared a resource detailing the history of science and eugenics with primary and secondary sources. The latest timeline details specific polices related to eugenics. Scroll through the timeline to learn about some of the key social, cultural, and policy events in the development of eugenics in the United States. Primary and secondary sources are organized on the landing page entitled “The Emergence of Eugenics.” Share both timelines for a comprehensive exploration of this important topic.

Coming in June - Healthcare Provider Genomics Education Week Social Media Campaign
The National Human Genome Research Institute and its partners are hosting the Healthcare Provider Genomics Education Week, a social media campaign, from June 7 – June 11, 2021. This campaign will focus on healthcare provider genomics education, including panel discussions, webinars, Twitter Chats and Q&As with professionals in the field. Follow @unlocklifescode on Twitter and Facebook to stay up-to-date with opportunities to participate in this campaign.

Bold Predictions for Human Genomics by 2030 from the National Human Genome Research Institute
The National Human Genome Research Institute is hosting a seminar series focused on the “Bold Predictions for Human Genomics by 2030” that are described in NHGRI’s 2020 Strategic Vision. The next seminar will be "Bold Prediction #4: Research in Human Genomics Will Have Moved Beyond Population Descriptors Based on Historic Social Constructs Such as Race,” on May 25, 2021 from 3 p.m. – 4 p.m. EST. Registration is required.

NIH SciEd 2021 Virtual Conference
The NIH SciEd 2021 virtual conference will be held from May 24 – May 27 2021. This conference offers interactive breakout sessions, themed multi-topic and poster sessions. Networking opportunities will be made available providing an opportunity to interact with team members from science education projects across the country. Who should attend? NIH-funded science education project personnel, STEM-focused federal agency staff, those interested in applying for a Science Education Partnership (SEPA) or National Cancer Institute Youth Enjoy Science (YES) grant, and all who are interested in science education. Register now to be part of this exciting conference!

Virtual Youth Bioinformatics Symposium (YBS) 2021 for Middle and High School Students
The International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB) will host the Youth Bioinformatics Symposium (YBS) 2021, exploring computational biology as a virtual live event on Sunday, May 23, 2021. YBS is a one-day event that provides an opportunity for students to come together and introduces students to the amazing world of computational biology. The virtual symposium will allow them to engage with and learn about three popular tools used in research in our online workshops, inform them of the many career areas that bioinformatics is now appearing in, and ask questions.

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