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Celebrate National DNA Day on April 25th!

Chalkboard: Learn more about genetics and genomics on National DNA Day April 25!National DNA Day is the perfect time to share what you know about DNA and learn more. Visit the National DNA Day website to find resources for teachers, students, and anyone else who wants to improve their understanding of DNA, genetics, and genomics. The website also has information for experts in genetics and genomics who are interested in outreach to schools and other places in their community. Read more about how you can participate in National DNA Day.

National DNA Day offers the chance for teachers, students, and the public to learn more about genetics and genomics through activities and resources that include:

Help spread the word about DNA Day! Sign up to support the DNADay17 Thunderclap at bit.ly/2oRWUyR before April 25th at noon EDT.

You can also find events in your area. Use the starter kit if you’d like to plan an event yourself. If you’re a teacher interested in having a genetics expert come to your classroom or a scientist interested in sharing your knowledge of genetics with schools in your community, check out the Genetics Education Outreach (GEON) program.

Congress approved the first National DNA Day in April 2003 to celebrate both the completion of the Human Genome Project and the 50th anniversary of the discovery of the double helix structure of DNA. The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) at the National Institutes of Health sponsors National DNA Day.

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  • Page last reviewed: April 26, 2017
  • Page last updated: April 26, 2017
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