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Join us for a virtual conversation with Whitney Stewart and Hans C. Andersson, MD, authors of Genomics: A Revolution in Health and Disease Discovery (Genomics). They will be joined by genetic counselor Anya Revah Politi, MS, CGC, and event host Edgar Gil Rico from the National Association for Hispanic Health (NAHH). This event is offered in partnership with NAHH and… Read More »
Genetics is becoming more a part of the K-12 school curriculum especially for middle and high school students. How can your library support your local school’s instruction and learning? The National Institutes of Health has a number of resources but this post will focus on Unlocking Life’s Code. Genome: Unlocking Life’s Code is the results… Read More »
April showers bring May flowers and also National DNA Day, which celebrates two important scientific achievements: the discovery of DNA’s double helix in 1953 and the completion of the Human Genome Project in 2003. According to the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), the Human Genome Project was “the international, collaborative research program whose goal… Read More »
We inherit many things from the people who went before us – our physical characteristics, aspects of our personality and, sometimes, our health. December’s Reading Club selections discuss inherited diseases, focusing specifically on cystic fibrosis, sickle-cell disease, and cancer caused by the BRCA mutation. … Read More »