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We Speak Your Name: Brooklyn community celebrates Henrietta Lacks

Read moreThe world owes much to Henrietta Lacks, the African-American woman whose cells were removed during a biopsy in 1951 and used for research without her knowledge or approval. Mrs. Lacks died at the age of 31, a few months after her diagnosis of cervical cancer. She would never know that more than six decades later, her cells would continue to grow and provide a foundation for advancements in biomedical research. Read more

Students get crash course on careers in genomics from NHGRI researchers

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On May 2, 2014, NHGRI researchers shared their career paths with 60 Brooklyn-area high school students at Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn, N.Y. Six high schools attended the day-long event Celebrating Genomics Careers for the Twenty-first Century.
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The 2013-2014 Genomics in Medicine Lecture Series
Read about and view the  latest series of lectures for Genomics in Medicine.

Genome exhibition to depart Smithsonian for multi-city tour

Read moreBethesda, Md., Tues., Aug. 26, 2014 - With eye-catching models, interactive displays and engaging elements, the Genome: Unlocking Life's Code exhibition is going on tour after having completed a 14-month engagement at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) in Washington. Read more

Native peoples groups and NHGRI convene symposium on genomic research

Read moreThe National Congress of American Indians (NCAI), the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) and the National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) convened a one-day symposium on June 23, 2014, to explore perspectives surrounding Native peoples and genomics research. A Spectrum of Perspectives: Native Peoples and Genetic Research was organized in association with the exhibition Genome: Unlocking Life's Code, currently on view at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History. (more)
Last Updated: August 26, 2014
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