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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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Why isn't my project working?!?!?!?!?!
     Shawn Burgess, Ph.D.: Studying developmental processes and their relation to human genetic disease. In scientific research, failure is more common than success. The key is not to give up. Try to figure out all the possible places where the failure occurs, then systematically try to fix them. There is a Thomas Edison quote: "I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work."
UCD in CA (Higher Education student)


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