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The Smithsonian Opens New Genetics Exhibit
June 13, 2013
Sixty years after Crick and Watson showed us the double helix structure of DNA, the Smithsonian opens the exhibition “Genome: Unlocking Life’s Code,” showing us all how the genetic revolution...
The Decade After Decoding
April 24, 2013
This month marks the tenth anniversary of one of the greatest scientific achievements of our time when in 2003 researchers decoded the last of the three billion letters that make...
Getting to Know Your Genome
March 13, 2013
You may not have thought about your genome lately, but one day you will and so will your doctor. In an opinion piece published in the Guardian, Anne Wojcicki, our...
DNA Day 2009 — It’s Almost Here!
April 21, 2009
DNA Day was created in 2003 by a congressional resolution to celebrate two important milestones in the study of genetics: the 50th anniversary of the description of the double-helix structure...
My Mind Has Been Blown By Genome Sequencing
November 13, 2008
When I was 12 years old I did my first Punnett square and decided that genetics was absolutely, most definitely the coolest thing ever. When I was 13 years old...
Victor McKusick: 1921-2008
July 24, 2008
“Sometimes I feel like Sir James Murray must have felt while he was grubbing away at writing the Oxford English Dictionary,” the Washington Post once quoted Victor McKusick as saying....