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50 Years of DNA: From Double Helix to Health

This event made possible by:

National Human Genome Research Institute

National Institutes of Health []

Department of Health and Human Services []

Department of Energy []

Genetic Services Branch, Maternal and Child Health Bureau []

National Newborn Screening and Genetic Resources Center []

Office of Rare Diseases []

Department of Health and Human Services []

Foundation for the National Institutes of Health []

and these distinguished sponsors:

Applied Biosystems

Fisher Scientific International

IBM Life Sciences



Merck & Co., Inc.

Schering-Plough Research Institute

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Last Reviewed: March 26, 2012