Geared to students grade 9-12 worldwide, the American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) DNA Day Essay Contest celebrates National DNA Day by asking students to examine, question and reflect on important concepts in genetics. This year's question asks students if medical professionals should be required for all genetic testing, or should consumers have direct access to predictive genetic testing? Deadline: March 9, 2018, at 5:00 p.m. U.S. Eastern Time.
Genome: Unlocking Life's Code, the traveling genomics science exhibit created by NHGRI and the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, needs a passport ... because it's going international for the first time! The exhibit will move on to Science North in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada. From September 30, 2017 - January 1, 2018, check out the hands-on, interactive activities sure to get you excited about the world of genome science. The exhibit relates the exciting history genomic research, showcases its bright future, and highlights the increasing relevance of genomics in our lives today.
Genomic advances are rapidly leading to exciting opportunities to use genomic information in medical care and aspects of everyday life. But there is a widening gap between the pace of genomic advances and genomic literacy. To address the gap, NHGRI recently hosted a meeting that engaged people from three diverse fields: K-16 students, the general public and healthcare providers. The goal was to discuss the possible launching of a proposed Genomic Literacy, Education, and Engagement (GLEE) Initiative.
The NHGRI/Smithsonian traveling exhibit, Genome Unlocking Life's Code, has developed a wealth of educational digital assets for both students and teachers. Visit the Genome: Unlocking Life's Code site to discover all the ways you can enhance your learning and teaching experience about genomics and genetics.