We Speak Your Name: Brooklyn community celebrates Henrietta Lacks
The 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
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.
The 2013-2014 Genomics in Medicine Lecture Series
Read about and view the latest series of lectures for Genomics in Medicine.
A Spectrum of Perspectives: Native Peoples and Genetic Research
On Monday, June 23, 2014
, the symposium, A Spectrum of Perspectives: native Peoples and Genetic Research
, held a web meeting to demonstrate the range of perspectives in Native communities on genomics, highlight key topics for ongoing community conversation, and create a video recording of the conversations that can be shared with Native communities as they host similar conversations across Indian Country.
The meeting was hosted by the National Congress of American Indians, the National Human Genome Research Institute, and the National Museum of the American Indian as part of the Genome: Unlocking Life's Code exhibit at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History. Read the program
National DNA Day 2014
National DNA Day is a unique day when students, teachers and the public can learn more about genetics and genomics! The day commemorates the completion of the Human Genome Project in April 2003, and the discovery of DNA's double helix. (more)
Last Updated: July 2, 2014