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Privacy of Ancestry DNA Testing

Posted by on January 8th, 2019 0 comments Tags: ,

Are you one of many who received a direct-to-consumer genetic test over the holidays?  This popular gift sounds like fun and it is easy to get caught up in the excitement to learn more about your background. However, are you aware of the privacy, or lack of privacy, regarding these tests? Take some time to… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information Literacy



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The National DNA Day Reddit “Ask Me Anything” Series

Posted by on April 10th, 2018 0 comments Tags: , ,

The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) will launch the National DNA Day Reddit “Ask Me Anything” (AMA) Series on Friday, April 20, continuing each week day until Friday, April 27, 2018, from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Genomics experts will answer questions at the Reddit Science community forum, “/r/Science“. A Reddit AMA is an… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information Literacy



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Free webinar: NLM’s Genetics Home Reference

Posted by on January 5th, 2018 0 comments Tags: , , ,

Join the NNLM Resource Picks webinar on Wednesday, January 31 from 3:00 – 4:00pm ET. This session will feature Stephanie Morrison who is the Team Coordinator for the National Library of Medicine (NLM) resource, Genetics Home Reference. Genetics Home Reference is the NLM resource for consumer health information about health conditions that have a genetic… Read More »

Posted in: Chronic Disease, Health Information Literacy, National Library of Medicine News, Webinars, Websites



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DNA Essay Contest

Posted by on November 14th, 2017 0 comments Tags: , ,

National DNA Day is celebrated every April 25, which commemorates the completion of the Human Genome Project in April 2003 and the discovery of the double helix of DNA in 1953. Next year’s DNA Day will be on Wednesday, April 25, 2018.  Teachers and students from around the world are encouraged to celebrate by participating in… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens



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Henrietta Lacks educational timeline

Posted by on June 13th, 2017 0 comments Tags: ,

More and more classrooms are adding the Henrietta Lacks story to the curriculum. This infographic poster illustrates the historical timeline of Henrietta Lacks’ immortal cells (HeLa cell line). Research using the HeLa cell line has resulted in drugs against influenza, leukemia, herpes, Parkinson’s disease and more. The timeline can be used in the classroom by… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, General



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Genomics Imagery on Flickr

Posted by on June 13th, 2017 0 comments Tags: , ,

Looking for genomics or health related images? The NIH National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) has launched a new image gallery on Flickr, featuring some of NHGRI staff’s favorite scientific illustrations, infographics, and photos. The new Flickr gallery lets you use this imagery as a resource for work presentations, school projects, news reports or just simply… Read More »

Posted in: Websites

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