- DNA Day Chatroom: The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) will be hosting its annual DNA Day chatroom from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., EDT on April 24th. Genomics and genetics experts will answer questions from students, teachers and the general public on topics ranging from basic genomic research to the genetic basis of disease to ethical questions about genetic privacy. Transcripts from past chatrooms can be found here.
- Teaching Tools for DNA Day: To plan your own DNA Day activities, check out the NHGRI’s collection of teaching tools and webcasts. And don’t miss our collection of DNA-themed activities.
- DNA Day Online: National DNA Day is on Facebook and Twitter. You can compete to win a NHGRI mug in their DNA model photo contest. Pictures can be uploaded through April 24th. You can also send a virtual gene via Facebook (thanks to Genome Alberta) or send a DNA Day e-card.
What are you doing to celebrate? Leave us a comment – we’d love to know. And if you know of any cool DNA Day happenings, let us know about those too!