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Latest genetic and genomic news, media resources, and information of broad interest to students and educators.

Are you in? Support National DNA Day April 25th with a Thunderclap

Description: Every April 25, the National Human Genome Research Institutes (NHGRI), part of the National Institutes of Health, celebrates the completion of the Human Genome Project in 2003, and the discovery of the DNA double helix in 1953. The NHGRI want you to join in! Host your own DNA Day event, and you will join dozens of teams who are engaging students on the latest genomics research and how it impacts our lives.

Big Genetics Company Conducted Needless, Inaccurate Tests, Employees Say

Description: A STAT investigation found that Proove Bioscience pushed unnecessary DNA tests on patients. These tests were so unreliable that many physicians disregarded the results. So why were physicians ordering them?

Biologists Propose to Sequence the DNA of All Life on Earth

Description: Can biologists sequence the genomes of all the plants and the animals in the world? Learn more about the Earth BioGenome Project.

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About the Cloned Sheep and What Came Next - 20 Years After Dolly

Description: Dolly was an important milestone, inspiring scientists to refine the techniques and combine them with other methods to turbocharge traditional animal breeding methods as well as gain insights into aging and disease. An article by George Seidel Professor of Biomedical Sciences, Colorado State University.

From Small Things

Description: How a single patient and his mother built a transformative rare-cancer research and advocacy organization. An article by Misha Angrist.

Game Changer?

Description: Researchers are studying how much influence genetic test results have on health behavior. An article by Aimee Swartz.

Gene Therapy May Finally Be Coming of Age

Description: In a new study out this month in The New England Journal of Medicine, scientists report that a teenage boy with the disorder remained symptom-free for 15 months after undergoing gene therapy.

Genomics and Health

Description: Links to genomics and health impact news and publications

How DNA Testing for Your Ancestry Works

Description: A four minute video of professor Wendy Roth of the University of British Columbia, explaining the boom in genetic ancestry tests and how these tests influence the way people understand race.

How Reliable Are Home DNA Ancestry Tests - Investigation Uses Triplets to Find Out.

Description: Millions of people are purchasing home DNA kits like 23andMe, Family Tree DNA, and Ancestry DNA, to unlock the secrets to their ancestry, but are the results always 100 percent reliable? To find out, Inside Edition enlisted the help of two sets of indistinguishable triplets and a set of indentical quadruplets to investigate the accuracy of the at-home tests.

Navigating Genetics Education Resources from the National Library of Medicine

Description: A training video on using online genetics education resources from the National Library of Medicine in the classroom

NHGRI Newsroom

Description: A listing of the National Human Genome Research Institute's latest genomic news

Rewriting the Code of Life

Description: A powerful new biological tool could be used to make white-footed mice immune to the bacterium that causes Lyme disease. An article by Michael Specter.

Tweets of the Week

Description: Follow tweets written by Dr. Khoury, the director of the CDC's Office of Public Health Genomics