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DNA Day at UCSC will commemorate completion of Human Genome Project

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by Sara Isenberg
Publisher, Santa Cruz Tech Beat

  • DNA Day at UCSC
  • Friday April 25, 2014
  • 11 am – 1 pm
  • In the courtyard below the Science & Engineering Library
  • Free and open to the public

The Center for Biomolecular Science and Engineering (CBSE) at UC Santa Cruz is hosting an informative celebration of DNA Day, a national event on Friday, April 25, that commemorates the discovery of the structure of DNA in 1953 and the completion of the Human Genome Project in 2003.

Dancers performed the double helix at the 2013 DNA Day event on Science Hill. (credit: Branwyn Wagman)

Dancers performed the double helix at the 2013 DNA Day event on Science Hill. (photo credit: Branwyn Wagman)

The DNA Day event at UCSC will take place in the courtyard below the Science & Engineering Library on April 25th from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

Activities and displays will include extracting DNA from strawberries; free DNA temporary tattoos and “What’s in your Genome” buttons; giant inflatable DNA models; information on genomics at UCSC; and an appearance by campus mascot Sammy the Slug. A DNA double helix dance at noon will offer a loose representation of the DNA molecule featuring 46 dancers traversing the courtyard. Following the dance will be a student research poster session, where researchers will be available to discuss their work and the history of genomics at UCSC.

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Sara Isenberg publishes Santa Cruz Tech Beat for the benefit of the extended business and technology community. When she is not volunteering her time for the tech scene, Sara makes her living by managing software projects, web strategy planning, and providing development team services (including account management, vendor management, strategic partner management, beta project management, referrals to qualified technical team members, and more). Please visit her website: Sara Isenberg Web Consulting & Project Management, or contact Sara by email if you have any project management, account management, or Development Team leadership or service needs.

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