PSA: DNA Day

Monday, April 25, 2016 – National DNA Day commemorates the completion of the Human Genome Project in April 2003 and the discovery of the double helix of DNA in 1953.

Use this day as a springboard to explore DNA issues such as forensic legal and public policy concerns, phenotyping vs. DNA testing in wolfdog (and other crossbreed) identification (we may post a lecture on this), ethical/legal issues with DNA databases, genetic ancestry, genetic discrimination, and more.

With kids, you can have a family / friends day learning about some of the above issues, building DNA models  (try making them out of candy / food!), doing double helix art / drawing projects, and more.

Enjoy!

LINKS

DNA Day (Genome.gov/DNADay)

DNA Model Ideas (Pintrest)

GeneEd – Genetics, Education, Discovery

Ideas from UnlockingLifesCode.org

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