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Smithsonian NHGRI Genome Exhibition

A genomics exhibition from the Smithsonian and NHGRI

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About The Human Genome Project

Information on the history, progress and impact of the HGP

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Talking Glossary of Genetic Terms

Terms and definitions used in genetic research with multimedia

Kevin Bishop - NHGRI Zebrafish Core

Genomic Careers

Information on careers in genomics and genetics

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National DNA Day

A unique day when everyone can learn more about genomics and genetics

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Genetic Education Resources for Teachers

Teaching plans to present the science of genetics and genomics

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Online Genetic Education Resources

A list of online resources for learning about genomics and genetics

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Fact Sheets

Clearly written information on the institute, genetic research and genetic concepts


Online Education Kit

A web-based resource outlining the major history and developments of genomics


Annual National DNA Day lecture to honor Congresswoman Louise M. Slaughter

Read moreFor NHGRI's National DNA Day on April 25, Olivier Noel, Ph.D., founder and CEO of DNAsimple, will present "Bench to Bedside to Business: A Talk on Startups in Science" for the newly named Louise M. Slaughter National DNA Day lecture, which honors the late Congresswoman. The media and the public are invited to attend at the Lister Hill Center Auditorium on the NIH campus.

Celebrate 15 ways genomics is influencing our lives

DNA DayOn April 5th, NHGRI will launch the '15 for 15' Celebration to honor the 15th anniversary of the Human Genome Project's completion. Beginning April 5th, and each business day leading up to National DNA Day on April 25th, NHGRI will reveal one of 15 topics that illustrate the genomic developments made since the end of the Human Genome Project and emphasize the importance of genomics in people's lives. Learn how you can participate and celebrate 15 years of National DNA Day.

Genome Unlocking Life's Code goes international!

Genome: Unlocking Life's Code ExhibitGenome: 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.

NHGRI hosts vision meeting to advance genomic literacy

Dr. Louisa Stark at GLEE meetingGenomic 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.

Student and Teacher Educational Resources from Genome: Unlocking Life's Code

Read moreThe 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.

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