Celebrate National DNA Day

with NHGRI!

Join the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) for the Louise M. Slaughter National DNA Day Lecture on Friday, April 26 from 3 p.m. - 4 p.m. EST.  

The guest speaker is Joe Palca, science communicator and former NPR science correspondent and he will try to answer the question: Do people really know what DNA is? 

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Celebrate in the Classroom with our

"DNA Beyond the Gene" Interactive

Learn more about the functions of non-coding DNA in our genome and how they regulate gene expression, protect our genes, and help shape who we are. 

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Food System Reform and Innovation Fellowship for D.C. and N.Y.C. Undergraduate and

Graduate Students

Learn skills to help create a healthy and sustainable world, earn a stipend, and receive one-on-one mentorship.

Applications for New York City close on March 31, 2024

Apply to N.Y.C. Fellowship

Applications for Washington, D.C. close on April 15, 2024

Apply to D.C. Fellowship

Professional Development Opportunity

NHGRI's Short Course In Genomics Applications Closes Soon, Apply NOW!

NHGRI’s Annual Short Course in Genomics is now accepting applications from middle and high school teachers, and community college faculty teaching science, technology, engineering, math, and medicine (STEMM) courses.

The free course will be held in-person from July 16-19, 2024 on the NIH campus in Bethesda, MD.

The application closes on March 31, 2024

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Visit NHGRI at the National Science Teaching Association Meeting in Denver in March!

Visit NHGRI’s Education and Community Involvement Branch in the exhibit hall to learn more about the NHGRI Short Course, future programs for educators, and help yourself to some of our genomics-related materials for the classroom. 

Looking for a session to attend? Join us at the “Henrietta Lacks Cervical Cancer and the HPV Perspective” on Friday, March 22 from 4pm-5pm in the Centennial Ballroom G. 

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Word of the Month

from NHGRI's Talking Glossary of Genomic and Genetic Terms


Deoxyribonucleic acid (abbreviated DNA) is the molecule that carries genetic information for the development and functioning of an organism. 

View a 3-D animation of DNA and hear more about what makes this molecule amazing! 

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