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October 1, 2020, marks the 30th anniversary of the launch of the Human Genome Project. NHGRI would like you to help us commemorate and celebrate this occasion in an unconventional way: by pulling out your phone and taking a selfie video!

Starting Thursday, Oct. 1 through the first week of October, NHGRI encourages you to record a short video (~1-2 minutes) that captures your thoughts/concerns/excitement/[insert feeling] about the launch of the Human Genome Project.

 

Francis Collins' Selfie
Eric Green's selfie

 

Video criteria

To jumpstart your thought process, consider finishing one or more of the following prompts:

  1. When I first heard of the ambitious effort called the Human Genome Project, I was …
     
  2. The Human Genome Project influenced my scientific work by…
     
  3. The Human Genome Project inspired me to…
     
  4. For me, the three most significant legacies of the Human Genome Project have been…
     
  • Video criteria

    To jumpstart your thought process, consider finishing one or more of the following prompts:

    1. When I first heard of the ambitious effort called the Human Genome Project, I was …
       
    2. The Human Genome Project influenced my scientific work by…
       
    3. The Human Genome Project inspired me to…
       
    4. For me, the three most significant legacies of the Human Genome Project have been…
       

Sharing your video

Once you have recorded the video, please share it on your social media with the hashtags #Genomics2020 and #HGPselfie so we can retweet and virtually high five you. You can also submit your video to NHGRIsocialmedia@nih.gov.

Thank you for helping us virtually commemorate the Human Genome Project’s launch!

Stay tuned for more on what the future holds with the publication of the 2020 Strategic Vision for the next decade of human genomics research in late October.

  • Sharing your video

    Once you have recorded the video, please share it on your social media with the hashtags #Genomics2020 and #HGPselfie so we can retweet and virtually high five you. You can also submit your video to NHGRIsocialmedia@nih.gov.

    Thank you for helping us virtually commemorate the Human Genome Project’s launch!

    Stay tuned for more on what the future holds with the publication of the 2020 Strategic Vision for the next decade of human genomics research in late October.

Last updated: September 22, 2020