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Genome: Unlocking Life's Code

Genome: Unlocking Life's Code

June 14, 2013 – September 1, 2014

Museum: Natural History Museum

Location: Special Exhibit Gallery, 2nd Floor, Northeast Wing (Hall 23)

The year 2013 marks the 60th anniversary of Watson and Crick’s discovery of the double-helical structure of DNA and the 10th anniversary of the completion of the Human Genome Project (and the generation of the first human genome sequence). In the last 10 years, genomic sequencing has become quicker and more efficient, allowing diverse scientific fields to take advantage of the technology. Genomic science is changing how we understand ourselves, our health, and the world around us. Explore the future of genomics through large media interactives, hands-on activities, and personal videos of scientists and patients.

Presented in collaboration with the National Human Genome Research Institute of the National Institutes of Health.

 

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Photo: Donald E. Hurlbert and James Di Loreto, Smithsonian