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National DNA Day

Child with DNA on ChalkboardNational DNA Day is celebrated on April 25 each year and commemorates both the successful completion of the Human Genome Project in 2003, and the description of DNA's double helix by James Watson and Francis Crick in 1953 (both on April 25th). 

This annual celebration offers students, teachers and the public an opportunity to learn about the latest advances in genomic research and explore what they may mean for their lives.

For more on the history of National DNA Day read the Senate resolution that established the event.

 

Activities for 2017

Whether you are in a classroom, or at home, celebrating National DNA Day is just a click away. Here are a few memorable activities, for fun or learning, that will light up your screen!