DNA Day 2014: April 25
NHGRI's National DNA Day commemorates the completion of the Human Genome Project and the discovery of DNA's double helix. It's also a day for students, teachers, and the public to learn more about genetics and genomics.
- Creating a paper model of DNA (available from PDB-101's Educational Resources in English and Spanish)
- Visiting the National Human Genome Research Institute's DNA Day website for teaching tools, a chatroom, and webcasts
- Extracting DNA in your own kitchen (strawberries recommended; you can pound them in a plastic bag instead of using the blender)
- Reading the original 1953 publications relating to the discovery and learning about the scientists involved at NPG's Double Helix: 50 years of DNA
- Watching the NSF's Chalk Talk: DNA
- Exploring Molecule of the Month features on DNA, Designed DNA Crystal, DNA Polymerase, and more at PDB-101