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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. 

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." 

The Genomics in Medicine Lecture Series
Read about and view a series of lectures about genomic medicine.


National DNA Day: Improving genomic literacy on a national scale

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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.
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Last Updated: June 24, 2016

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Genome: Unlocking Life's Code
Visit the website for the NHGRI Smithsonian Exhibition Genome: Unlocking Life's Code

NHGRI's YouTube Channel

Teach Genetics | Learn Genetics
At the Genetic Science Learning Center

Genetics Education & Outreach Network
At The American Society of Human Genetics

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Recursos del Instituto Nacional de Investigación del Genoma Humano y los Institutos Nacionales de la Salud (NIH) en Español

Glosario hablando de términos genéticos
Multimedia glosario de términos genéticos con ilustraciones descargables.

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