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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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Does the smoke monster from the Lost TV show have DNA?
     Shawn Burgess, Ph.D.: Studying developmental processes and their relation to human genetic disease. It would be very exciting if it was the first lifeform ever discovered that did not use DNA or RNA. This is a mystery that we need to commit more resources to studying.
Kittanning Senior High School in PA (10th grade student)


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