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National DNA Day is a unique day
when students, teachers and the public can learn more about genetics and genomics! It was created to commemorate the completion of the Human Genome Project in April 2003, and the discovery of DNA's double helix.

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A welcome for National DNA Day 2008!

NHGRI Director Director Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D.
welcomed participants to the 2008 celebration of National DNA Day.

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National DNA Day 2008

  • Online Chatroom Transcript

    • The Online Chatroom was open from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Eastern on April 25, 2008, National DNA Day
    • Students, teachers, everyone, chatted with leading researchers in the field of genetics.

  • DNA Day Speaker Presentation
    Download Powerpoint slides featuring a range of topics: From DNA to Function, How Proteins Are Made, Making SNPs Make Sense, more.

  • April 2008 DNA Day Previews

For more ideas on how to celebrate DNA Day in your classroom, browse our DNA Day pages using the choices at the top of this page and try out our learning activities from DNA Day celebrations in the past. All of the activiites here are aimed at inspiring the next generation of scientists who will use the human genome sequence to benefit human health.

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Last Updated: May 1, 2008

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