Happy DNA Day 2018
Today, April 25, 2018 is officially designated as DNA Day!
Per the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) the history of DNA Day includes:
“National DNA Day commemorates the successful completion of the Human Genome Project in 2003 and the discovery of DNA’s double helix in 1953. NHGRI began celebrating DNA Day annually on April 25th after the 108th Congress passed concurrent resolutions designating it as DNA Day. The goal of National DNA Day is to offer students, teachers and the public an opportunity to learn about and celebrate the latest advances in genomic research and explore how those advances might impact their lives.”
There are many DNA Day celebrations going on in our region and across the country today, this week and this month. To find one near you you can click here.
In addition, 2018 marks the 15th year since the completion of the Human Genome Project. To commemorate this, #15for15 was created, highlighting fifteen genetic and genomic advances in the last 15 years. To learn more about these #15for15 you can click here or go to our Facebook page to share some of the 15 daily posts about these genetic advances.