Genome: Unlocking Life's Code

Genome: Unlocking Life's Code The exhibition “Genome: Unlocking Life’s Code” immerses museum visitors in an environment that captures the revolutionary nature of genomic science.
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The 4,400-square foot exhibition opened on June 14, 2013 at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History (NMNH). The exhibition was developed and produced by NMNH and the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI). After a year at NMNH, the exhibition will travel to other venues throughout North America. Exhibition currently on view: National Museum of Natural History
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The 4,400-square foot exhibition opened on June 14, 2013 at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History (NMNH). The exhibition was developed and produced by NMNH and the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI). After a year at NMNH, the exhibition will travel to other venues throughout North America. Exhibition currently on view: National Museum of Natural History
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06/10/2021
Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: Bigger is Not Always Better: What You Should Know Before Ordering a Genomic Tumor Test. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar.

12 pm ET today!

Genomic tumor testing includes a range of test options with varying benefits and limitations. This educational webinar will discuss common misconceptions about genomic testing in precision oncology, provide tips for optimizing testing strategy and introduce attendees to additional educational resour...

2019 NSGC Platform Presentation by Gnyapti Majmudar
06/10/2021
2019 NSGC Platform Presentation by Gnyapti Majmudar

2019 NSGC Platform Presentation by Gnyapti Majmudar

Assessing the Impact of Diversity and Inclusion Among Individuals in Genetic Counseling Student Cohorts (presented by Gnyapti Majmudar)-NSGC 38th Annual Conf...

06/09/2021
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The Inter-Society Coordinating Committee for Practitioner Education in Genomics Project Group Inclusive Genetics focuses improving on equity, diversity and inclusion in clinical practices. Test your bias with their training module here: https://bit.ly/3x9HE3D #MedGeneEd21

06/08/2021
Direct to Consumer Genetic Testing in Primary Care
06/08/2021
Direct to Consumer Genetic Testing in Primary Care

Direct to Consumer Genetic Testing in Primary Care

ISCC-PEG DTC-GT Project GroupA presentation by:Yesilieth DiazBrenda ObanaJulian RamelowAuthors and Reviewers:Houriya Ayoubieh, M.D., ACMG, Assistant Professo...

Kick off #MedGeneEd21 with the "(Pharmaco)genomics education in the Netherlands and Europe: how far have we come and whe...
06/07/2021
2021 Healthcare Provider Genomics Education Week

Kick off #MedGeneEd21 with the "(Pharmaco)genomics education in the Netherlands and Europe: how far have we come and where to go next?" webinar at 10 a.m. ET. Join the Zoom link under the events section here: https://bit.ly/2SMktNQ

NHGRI and its partners are organizing a social media campaign from June 7-11, 2021, that focuses on healthcare provider genomics education.

06/05/2021
"The traditional beliefs of the indigenous Mãori peoples of New Zealand champion the importance of indigenous biodiversi...
06/04/2021
The gift of taonga – Indigenous Genomics in New Zealand

"The traditional beliefs of the indigenous Mãori peoples of New Zealand champion the importance of indigenous biodiversity." Learn more about Indigenous biodiversity protection and conservation efforts in this Genomics: Insights article: https://bit.ly/3wRaRQv

New Zealand’s Unique BiodiversityAccording to the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity in 1992 [1] , the concept of biodiversity is defined as ‘the variability among living organisms from all sources, inter alia, terrestrial, marine and aquatic ecosystems and the ecological complexe...

Members of the Inter-Society Coordinating Committee on Practitioner Education in Genomics, Direct to Consumer Genetic Te...
06/03/2021
Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Testing for Health Care Professionals. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar.

Members of the Inter-Society Coordinating Committee on Practitioner Education in Genomics, Direct to Consumer Genetic Testing Project Group will host a panel discussion on Monday, June 7, for healthcare professionals. Register today: https://bit.ly/3ifOWym

Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Testing for Health Care Professionals. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar.

The National Human Genome Research Institute and its partners are organizing a social media campaign for Healthcare Prov...
06/01/2021
2021 Healthcare Provider Genomics Education Week

The National Human Genome Research Institute and its partners are organizing a social media campaign for Healthcare Provider Genomics Education from June 7-11, 2021. Follow #MedGeneEd21 for the latest content. https://bit.ly/2SMktNQ

NHGRI and its partners are organizing a social media campaign from June 7-11, 2021, that focuses on healthcare provider genomics education.

05/27/2021

Join the National Institutes of Health (NIH) on May 27 at 11:30 a.m. ET for a live Q&A between #NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins and Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Fellow and Scientific Team Lead of the Coronavirus Vaccines and Immunopathogenesis Team, as they discuss the role Dr. Corbett's research played in the development of the mRNA #COVID19 vaccines.

Looking for a virtual summer project? Apply to access Genome DiY, a free exhibition created by the National Human Genome...
05/26/2021
Genome DIY | Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Looking for a virtual summer project? Apply to access Genome DiY, a free exhibition created by the National Human Genome Research Institute and the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. https://s.si.edu/3ck1TCp #SciEd

As a public health precaution due to COVID-19, the National Museum of Natural History is temporarily closed. We will reopen on June 18 and are looking forward to welcoming you back. Learn more about the operating status of all other Smithsonian museums at si.edu/visit.

Current genomic terminology helps avoid confusion and reflects the state of the evidence. Use Oncology Nursing Society's...
05/25/2021
Genomics Taxonomy | ONS

Current genomic terminology helps avoid confusion and reflects the state of the evidence. Use Oncology Nursing Society's Genomic Taxonomy (https://bit.ly/2QQiBDg) and National Human Genome Research Institute's Talking Glossary (https://bit.ly/3hPQCyE) to stay up to date. #MedGeneEd21

As ONS works to update and expand available genomic education, resources and publications, use of current terminology consistently is a priority to help avoid confusion and reflect the state of the evidence. We are in the midst of a terminology transition as we move from genetics into genomics. The....

Public Health Genetics Week National Coordinating Center  and WETA are partnering to bring “The Gene: An Intimate Histor...
05/24/2021
THE GENE | Public Health Genetics Week

Public Health Genetics Week National Coordinating Center and WETA are partnering to bring “The Gene: An Intimate History” right to your desktop or mobile phone! For each day of Public Health Genetics Week (May 24-28), they will stream one hour of the film. https://bit.ly/3yyDCmW

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Come learn some Genome DIY at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) SciEd 2021 Conference. Presenters will share best ...
05/21/2021
NIH SciEd 2021

Come learn some Genome DIY at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) SciEd 2021 Conference. Presenters will share best practices, lessons learned and relevant updates to science education. http://www.scied.info/

All SEPA projects (active, no-cost-extension, newly awarded and pending) are required to present a "poster." Science education projects funded by other NIH institutes or other agencies are invited to present a "poster."

05/20/2021
Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: Bigger is Not Always Better: What You Should Know Before Ordering a Genomic Tumor Test. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar.

#DYK genomic tumor testing includes a range of test options with varying benefits and limitations? The Jackson Laboratory will host an educational webinar that introduces attendees to additional educational resources. Register today: https://bit.ly/3uTWdaP

Genomic tumor testing includes a range of test options with varying benefits and limitations. This educational webinar will discuss common misconceptions about genomic testing in precision oncology, provide tips for optimizing testing strategy and introduce attendees to additional educational resour...

05/19/2021
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Middle and high school STEM teachers are encouraged to register for the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture's webinar on May 25-26, 2021, to investigate the history of African American participation in biomedical research: https://bit.ly/2SSaiHz

Our May newsletter is now available. Learn about the National Human Genome Research Institute's upcoming Healthcare Prov...
05/18/2021
Unlocking Life's Code May 2021 Newsletter

Our May newsletter is now available. Learn about the National Human Genome Research Institute's upcoming Healthcare Provider Genomics Education week and more: https://conta.cc/3y9rCrH

NEWSLETTER May 2021 Eugenics and Policy in the U.S. Genome: Unlocking Life's Code recently shared a resource detailing the history of science and eugenics with primary and secondary sources. The lates

Scroll through our latest interactive timeline, which covers the history of eugenics and policy: https://bit.ly/3w04F8H
05/14/2021
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Scroll through our latest interactive timeline, which covers the history of eugenics and policy: https://bit.ly/3w04F8H

Explore the Human Genome Project within us. Learn about DNA and genomics role in medicine and society at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

05/13/2021

For more nursing genomic education resources, follow #MedGeneEd21. International Society of Nurses in Genetics - ISONG and partners will share content for the nursing community during Healthcare Provider Education Week (June 7-11).

05/13/2021
Competencies - Genetics/Genomics Competency Center

Today we are celebrating International Nurses Day! Check out our free genomics education resources for nurses. https://bit.ly/2REDMs3

Genomic competencies are knowledge and skills that a provider needs in order to perform specific functions in genomic medicine. Competency-based medical education is an outcomes-based approach that uses competencies to organize and structure curricula.

Middle or high school students interested in computational biology should register for the International Society for Com...
05/11/2021

Middle or high school students interested in computational biology should register for the International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB) Student Council Youth Bioinformatics Symposium 2021. Attendees will participate in workshops and challenges to build their skillsets. https://bit.ly/3hgcJy0

Middle or high school students interested in computational biology should register for the International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB) Student Council Youth Bioinformatics Symposium 2021. Attendees will participate in workshops and challenges to build their skillsets. https://bit.ly/3hgcJy0

The free Inspire Educators Workshops is a special event designed to inspire and equip teachers with the most current and...
05/10/2021
Inspire Educators Workshops - Registration | USASEF

The free Inspire Educators Workshops is a special event designed to inspire and equip teachers with the most current and innovative STEM learning tools for the classroom. Register for the May 19 - 20 virtual event today. https://bit.ly/3xWxFQu

The VIRTUAL Inspire Educators Workshops – presented by AstraZeneca, the Science Channel, and the U.S. Department of Defense DoD STEM – is a special event for educators designed to inspire and equip teachers with the most current and innovative STEM learning tools for the classroom. Industry lead...

It's Teacher Appreciation Week. We love our educator community and admire their dedication to their students.
05/07/2021

It's Teacher Appreciation Week. We love our educator community and admire their dedication to their students.

It's Teacher Appreciation Week. We love our educator community and admire their dedication to their students.

Scheduling Mobile Lab visits for the 2021-2022 school year is now open. All Texas public schools that offer classes for ...
05/07/2021
Texas Mobile STEM Lab

Scheduling Mobile Lab visits for the 2021-2022 school year is now open. All Texas public schools that offer classes for grades K-8 are eligible. Priority for visits will be given to schools in rural areas and those demonstrating high economic need. https://bit.ly/2QX8gFr

What Does This Do?Curriculum and ContentWhat to ExpectHow To Schedule In partnership with the Texas Education Agency, Learning Undefeated operates the Texas Mobile STEM Laboratory, a custom outfitted STEM learning space that offers engaging, immersive, hands-on STEM experiences for students and teac...

05/03/2021
Register for our last National DNA Day virtual panel of the #DNADay21 season. This panel brings together adoptees to dis...
04/30/2021

Register for our last National DNA Day virtual panel of the #DNADay21 season. This panel brings together adoptees to discuss the power of community, the limitations of technology and the ethical complexities of genetic ancestry testing. https://bit.ly/3aHFAXV

Register for our last National DNA Day virtual panel of the #DNADay21 season. This panel brings together adoptees to discuss the power of community, the limitations of technology and the ethical complexities of genetic ancestry testing. https://bit.ly/3aHFAXV

X-STEM All Access is an online STEM experience for students in 6-12 grade. Through a series of daily livestream events, ...
04/29/2021
X-STEM All Access Registration 2021 | USASEF

X-STEM All Access is an online STEM experience for students in 6-12 grade. Through a series of daily livestream events, students will hear from a group of visionaries who aim to inspire young minds about careers in science, technology, engineering and math.https://bit.ly/3mYsoml

Tuesday, April 20, 2021 Combining STEM Superpowers with environmental engineer Dr. Tracy Fanara and engineer, TV host, and actor Tamara Robertson. Download Student Worksheet for Episode One.

During the week of #EarthDay, Smithsonian co-hosted a series of virtual events and conversations surrounding everything ...
04/28/2021
Events Archive - Conservation Commons

During the week of #EarthDay, Smithsonian co-hosted a series of virtual events and conversations surrounding everything from climate change to the future of our oceans; youth activism to science diplomacy; and sustainable design to global health. https://s.si.edu/3gmmM3P

2021-03-26 Earth Optimism Cambridge Earth Optimism Cambridge March 26 - April 4 Earth Optimism Cambridge Given the crisis facing nature, it is all too easy to give up hope. Yet around the globe we are winning the fight to protect the natural world. Wetlands are being rebuilt. In some places, defores...

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04/26/2021

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The Computational Genomics Conference with the Institute for Digital InnovAtion will occur on April 28 from 1:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. ET. Register today! https://bit.ly/3dtV0Ax

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I enjoy your site and plan on using this information and the learning materials you provide next term when I teach Introduction to Genetics. Thanks!
One of the most sought after skills for the future will be life coding of DNA.