NEWSLETTER November 2023

Celebrate Family Health History Month with Genome: Unlocking Life's Code!

November is Family Health History month and we are celebrating by presenting the interactive “Family Health: Understanding Family Health History.” Scroll to learn about what family health history is, why it is important, and how to record family health history. Celebrate with us!

View Family Health History Interactive

DNA Origami: An Educational Resource for All Students

DNA is one of the most well-recognized biological structures in the known universe. In the classroom or at home, students can understand the actual twists, turns and rules of base-pairing by making their own 3D origami model.

Included is a printable file, folding instructions and a step-by-step video from the National Human Genome Research Institute.

Download DNA Origami

Smithsonian Learning Lab

World's Largest Museum Treasures within Your Reach!

The Smithsonian Learning Lab is a free, interactive online platform of millions of authentic resources and tools available to all. 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!

Visit the Learning Lab

Applications for the ASHG-NHGRI Genomics and Public Service Fellowship Program Now Open!

The new Genomics and Public Service Fellowship Program is sponsored by the American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) and the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI).

It provides training and career development in graduate-level public policy, education and engagement, and science communication, OR post-baccalaureate-level training in public administration of science. 

Applications are now being accepted and are due by Nov. 30.

Learn More

This month's featured article in

Genomics: Insights

"Cell-free DNA (cfDNA) as potential biomarker for disease and prenatal genetic screening"

Author: Temidayo Adegbenro

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