Learn the History
National DNA Day commemorates the successful completion of the Human Genome Project in 2003 and the discovery of DNA's double helix in 1953. NHGRI began celebrating DNA Day annually on April 25th after the 108th Congress passed concurrent resolutions designating it as DNA Day. The goal of National DNA Day is to offer students, teachers and the public an opportunity to learn about and celebrate the latest advances in genomic research and explore how those advances might impact their lives.
For more on the history and purpose of National DNA Day, see:
- Senate Congressional Resolution Designating National DNA Day
- House Resolution Designating National DNA Day
- More information about the Human Genome Project
- Discovery of the DNA Double Helix
Last Updated: February 6, 2016