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2008 National DNA Day Online Chatroom Transcript

This is just one question from an archive of the National DNA Day Moderated Chat held in April 2008. The NHGRI Director and many genomics experts from across NHGRI took questions from students, teachers and the general public on topics ranging from basic genomic research, to the genetic basis of disease, to ethical questions about genetic privacy.


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What classes are important to take if you want to major in science?
     Sarah Harding M.P.H.: Creates and implements community engagement programs focusing on genetics. It's important to take your basic science classes related to whatever major you're interested in...biology, chemistry, math, etc. But it's also important to take other classes that you're interested in, especially during your undergrad work. Classes like ethics, sociology, and anthropology are great for understanding broader implications of science.
Alpharetta High School in GA (9th grade student)


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