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Celebrate DNA Day on April 25th!

Posted by on April 9th, 2018 Posted in: News from NIH/NLM


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Each year, April 25th marks National DNA Day, a date that celebrates the first published papers on the structure of DNA back in 1953. The National Genome Research Institute (NGRI) celebrates DNA Day every year, providing students, teachers and the public with opportunities to learn about genomic research. DNA Day activities are celebrated across the nation, take a look and see if there’s an event near you! If you’re interested in organizing your own event, check out the National DNA Day Starter Kit and consider applying for support through our funding opportunities. GeneEd also provides resources targeting DNA Day, including games, curriculum for teachers, and even origami DNA.

This year, the NGRI is celebrating the 15th anniversary of the completion of the Human Genome Project with a 15 for 15 Celebration. This event will feature 15 ways in which genomics has  influenced our world, each unveiled throughout the month of April. As a part of the celebration, NIH’s director, Francis Collins, will kick off a Reddit “Ask Me Anything” discussion which starts Friday, April 20th from noon-2pm (1-3pm Eastern). For a full schedule of events, go to NHGRI’s National DNA Day website.

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Elizabeth Kiscaden has been a health sciences librarian for over a decade, working in both hospital and academic libraries. Originally from Minnesota, Liz now lives in Iowa City with her mixed-breed hound, named Tammy. She enjoys old martial arts movies, roadside historic markers, prairie plants, and afternoon naps.

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