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From Mendel to the Human Genome Project

Timeline from the father of modern genetics in 1865 to the announcement of completion of the Human Genome Project in 2003.

Ancient DNA

Timeline from 1984 genetic analysis of 140-year-old ancient zebra to 2014 genetic studies revealing kiwis are the closest living relatives of the huge elephant birds.

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Resources for teachers in cell, organelles & DNA.

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About the "Genome: Unlocking Life's Code" Exhibit

The "Genome: Unlocking Life's Code" exhibition was constructed in a manner that once it had completed its opening stay at the National Museum of Natural History in Washington D.C., it could easily be disassembled and transported to museums and science centers across North America.

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Read the New Section “Genomics: Insights”

Articles written by promising researchers communicate the awesome science they're doing in the lab to inform, educate, and raise awareness about complex topics in genetics and genomics.