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Genome:  Unlocking Life’s Code

Now – September 11, 2017

 

DNA literally is the 'stuff of life' - it is the set of instructions for making everything from you to zebras, strawberries, and even yeast. Understanding what the language of DNA means will revolutionize your understanding of yourself, your health, and your connections to life on Earth.

 

GENOME: Unlocking Life's Code will take visitors deep inside their own bodies to explore the mysteries of the human genome. They will learn what genomic science tells us about human disease, where we fit into the natural world, and how humans populated the world.

 

Through physical and computer interactives, media experiences, specimens and artifacts, replicas, GENOME: Unlocking Life's Code will reveal the thrilling nature of genomic science and what it means to us as humans.

 

Join us on June 8th for a FREE mind-expanding panel discussion featuring Jeri Lacks Whye, David Lacks Jr., Dr. Amy McGuire, and Dr. Khalil Muhammad as we explore the future of genomics.

 

The exhibition is a collaboration between the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) and the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) of the National Institutes of Health.

 

Access to Genome: Unlocking Life's Code is included with the price of general admission at The Health Museum.

 

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