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Smithsonian NHGRI Genome Exhibition

A genomics exhibition from the Smithsonian and NHGRI

Human Chromosomes

About The Human Genome Project

Information on the history, progress and impact of the HGP

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Talking Glossary of Genetic Terms

Terms and definitions used in genetic research with multimedia

Kevin Bishop - NHGRI Zebrafish Core

Genomic Careers

Information on careers in genomics and genetics

Students with model of DNA Double Helix

National DNA Day

A unique day when everyone can learn more about genomics and genetics

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Genetic Education Resources for Teachers

Teaching plans to present the science of genetics and genomics

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Online Genetic Education Resources

A list of online resources for learning about genomics and genetics

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Fact Sheets

Clearly written information on the institute, genetic research and genetic concepts


Online Education Kit

A web-based resource outlining the major history and developments of genomics


Harry Potter and the Genetics of Wizarding

Read moreFor NHGRI's National DNA Day inaugural speaker series, Eric P. Spana, Ph.D. from Duke University presented Harry Potter and the Genetics of Wizarding. The event took place on the NIH campus in Building 35A (Porter Building), Room 640. It is now available on NHGRI's YouTube channel, GenomeTV. Dr. Spana is an award-winning instructor in biology who helps students place new information in context with ideas they already find familiar, like Harry Potter, Star Wars and The Avenger.

National DNA Day: Improving genomic literacy on a national scale

DNA Day logo The National Human Genome Research Institute marked its fourteenth annual National DNA Day by organizing a nationwide network of educational events for students, teachers and health professionals. Celebrated on April 25th every year, National DNA Day aims to educate people about important scientific advances in genomics and how those advances may impact their lives. National DNA Day commemorates the successful completion of the Human Genome Project in 2003 and the discovery of DNA's double helix in 1953.

Student and Teacher Educational Resources from Genome: Unlocking Life's Code

Read moreThe NHGRI/Smithsonian traveling exhibit, Genome Unlocking Life's Code, has developed a wealth of educational digital assets for both students and teachers. Visit the Genome: Unlocking Life's Code site to discover all the ways you can enhance your learning and teaching experience about genomics and genetics.

LabGenius: The next step toward a digital laboratory

Read moreThe HHS Ignite Accelerator program, inspired by Silicon Valley start-up methods, nurtures innovative ideas that might improve government operations. Now this seed funding and mentorship program could help create a digital "LabGenius" and, according to NIH Director Francis Collins, "has the potential to streamline our labs ... which could have a big impact."

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