Thursday, April 14, 2016


Every year in April countries around the world celebrate DNA Days. These national DNA Day are very often used to educate the public about current DNA science. Students, teachers and the public can learn more about genetics and genomics. The day commemorates both the completion of the Human Genome Project in April 2003, and the discovery of DNA's double helix in 1953.

Canada’s DNA Day brings together students and the science community.  Established by Let’s Talk Science and Genome Alberta, it includes live virtual Q&A sessions with Canadian experts. This year the events cover personalized medicine and DNA barcoding. The barcoding part will be broadcasted from of our institute on April 21st and yours truly and two colleagues will give short talks and serve as experts in the Q&A sessions.

Sounds like fun and I am really looking forward to it.

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