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The USA Science and Engineering Festival is coming!

USA Science and Engineering Festival LogoThe USA Science & Engineering Festival is a national grassroots effort to advance STEM education and inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers. Exhibitors, performers, speakers, partners, sponsors and advisors are a who-is-who of science and engineering in the United States. Read about the upcoming festival, April 26-27th, 2014: (more)

Read about NHGRI's past events for the Science Festival

Jackson Lab adopts NCHPEG's website

Read moreThe Jackson Laboratory (JAX), a highly regarded institution for genetics research and education, recently signed an agreement with the National Coalition of Health Professional Education in Genetics (NCHPEG) to acquire and maintain the coalition's website. NCHPEG's website hosts a wealth of instructional programs on genetics. (more)

The 2013-2014 Genomics in Medicine Lecture Series
Read about and view the  latest series of lectures for Genomics in Medicine

National DNA Day 2014

The 9th Annual National DNA Day Essay Contest

DNA DayThe American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) Annual DNA Day Essay Contesst is open to students in grades 9-12. The contest aims to challenge students to examine, question, and reflect on important concepts in genetics. Essays are expected to contain substantive, well-reasoned arguments indicative of a depth of understanding of the concepts related to the essay question. Essays are read and evaluated by several independent judges through three rounds of scoring.  The 2014 ASHG DNA Day Essay Contest is now closed to submissions. Winners will be announced on April 25, 2014.  (more)

Apply for NHGRI-ASHG's new education fellowship for genetics professionals

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To help cultivate an educated citizenry, the American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) and NHGRI have teamed up to sponsor the new Genetics and Education Fellowship. Every year, one genetics professional will receive comprehensive training and experience to help prepare him or her for a career in genetics and genomics education. (more)

Last Updated: April 2, 2014
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Genome: Unlocking Life's Code
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Genetics Education Center
At the University of Kansas Medical Center

Genetics Education & Outreach Network
At The American Society of Human Genetics
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Glosario hablando de términos genéticos
Multimedia glosario de términos genéticos con ilustraciones descargables.

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