Celebrate DNA Day on April 25
DNA Day commemorates the completion of the Human Genome Project in 2003 and the discovery of DNA's double helix in 1953. Celebrate by:
- Creating a paper model of DNA (available in English and Spanish from PDB-101)
- Visiting the National Human Genome Research Institute's DNA Day website for teaching tools, chatroom, and webcasts
- Extracting DNA in your kitchen (strawberries recommended; you can pound them in a plastic bag instead of using the blender)
- Exploring Molecule of the Month features on DNA, Designed DNA Crystal, DNA Polymerase, and more at PDB-101
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