DNA Day 20th Anniversary Symposium
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April 25 celebrates two landmarks: the 20th anniversary of the Human Genome Project's completion and the 70th anniversary of the discovery of the DNA double helix. Dubbed National DNA Day, the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), part of the National Institutes of Health, will host a symposium to commemorate these milestones. The event will be held in NIH’s Lipsett Auditorium or virtually and is free and open to the public.
National DNA Day is a global movement to mobilize, energize and empower clinicians, educators, students and other communities to innovate, collaborate and discover the promise of our shared genetic blueprint and connection to the natural world.
During this year's special symposium, attendees will explore the evolution and future of genomics research, learn about the greater impacts of genomics on society and discover the wide array of careers in genetics and genomics – from scientists to social media specialists.
NHGRI Director Eric Green, MD, PhD, will moderate a panel of leaders from NIH Institutes and Centers that aim to provide disease treatments tailored to an individual's genes and use next-generation sequencing services to facilitate basic and translational research. Panelists will discuss how the Human Genome Project directly influenced research at their respective institute or center.
NHGRI Acting Deputy Director Vence Bonham, Jr. will lead a discussion about the benefits and challenges of using population descriptors in genomics and biomedical research.
The program will also feature the annual Louise M. Slaughter National DNA Day Lecture.
All will be invited to participate in fun and interactive experiences aimed to inspire future leaders in the field. There will also be information on NIH funding and upcoming training opportunities.
Visit the NHGRI National DNA Day 20th Anniversary Symposium web page for more information and follow #NHGRIevents and #DNADAY23 on social media.
Requests for reasonable accommodations can be made by emailing NHGRIPressOffice@mail.nih.gov.
- Mauresa Pittman