NEWSLETTER November 2022

Genome DIY Apps Available for Download

Enhance your Genome DiY presentation experience with touchscreen interactives from the Genome: Unlocking Life’s Code exhibition. Explore human genomic migration, the great scientific strides in understanding our genomes, and what areas of our lives are affected by genomic research. Your DIY visitors can have a supplementary dive into some genomic topics beyond the graphic exhibit panels. Apps are available for Android devices and Apple iPads.

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DNA Origami: An Educational Resource for All Students

DNA is one of the most well-recognized biological structures in the known universe. Now, students can understand the actual twists, turns and rules of base-pairing by making their own 3D origami mode, created by the National Human Genome Research Institute. The origami can be downloaded and printed using a standard computer printer, and comes with folding directions. A video is also available with step-by-step instructions on how to fold the printed origami into the helical DNA shape. Do this in the classroom or assign it as a hands-on activity to do at home.

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Smithsonian Learning Lab

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!

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Discover Genetics with the American Society of Human Genetics

The American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) has a new resource, “Discover Genetics,” designed to enable people everywhere to realize the benefits of human genetics and genomics research by making human genetics research, concepts, and programs accessible. High school students can learn about the ASHG DNA Day Essay Contest, the public can learn about the basics of genomics, and connect with ASHG members willing to engage and discuss genomics in a variety of settings. Take a moment to discover genetics with ASHG.

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This month's featured article in

Genomics: Insights

"TRPV1b: a Promising Splice Variant for Pain Management Amidst the opioid epidemic, splice variant TRPV1b is a promising non-toxic pain modulator"

Author: Steven Zhengnan Li

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