September 2021
Our Media Library: Copyright-Free Images and Illustrations for the Classroom!
The Genome: Unlocking Life's Code offers free downloadable images and illustrations that are classroom ready! Supplement your biology lesson plans with high resolution images of the cell, DNA, chromosomes and more. A short explanation accompanies every image.

Application Open for the Inter-Society Coordinating Committee for Practitioner Education in Genomics Scholars Program
College/graduate/medical profession students or trainees with an interest in genomics and health care provider education, apply for this year’s Inter-Society Coordinating Committee for Practitioner Education in Genomics (ISCC-PEG) Scholars Program! The ISCC-PEG Scholars Program provides an opportunity for students/trainees to be mentored by a genomics expert in the health care provider field and to work together on a genomics-related education project. ISCC-PEG is a collaborative group aimed at improving healthcare provider genomics education. Currently, ISSC-PEG has over 180 members, which include societies, institutes, individuals and industry members. The committee is supported by the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI). The application deadline is Oct. 1.

Frontiers of Computing in Health and Society Virtual Conference
Computation and data shape how scientific, health and societal questions are studied. George Mason University is launching a new initiative to promote research and training for the next generation of leaders addressing these complex challenges. To learn more about this initiative, register for the Frontiers of Computing in Health and Society Conference being held on Sept. 20-21.

X-STEM All Access Online Experience for Students
X-STEM All Access is an entertaining, educational, and interactive online STEM experience for 6-12th graders. Through a series of daily livestream events, students will hear from an exclusive group of visionaries who aim to inspire kids about careers in science, technology, engineering, and math. Premieres Sept. 21-24 or available later for on-demand viewing. Registration is required.

Thinking About Becoming a Genetic Counselor? Don't Miss the Virtual Career Fair Profiling Genetic Counseling Programs Across North America
The second annual Genetic Counseling Virtual Career Fair is being hosted by the Western States Regional Genetic Network. The fair will be held on Sept. 28 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. PST / 12-4 p.m. EST, and Sept. 29 from 12-4 p.m. PST / 3-7 p.m. EST. More than 50 genetic counseling training programs and genetic counseling organizations across North America will be represented. The Minority Genetic Professionals Network and Disability GC Network will host exhibit rooms. Register now!

This month's featured article in
Genomics: Insights

Author: Nathaniel Laughner

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