About Unlocking Life's Code

"Genome: Unlocking Life's Code" is a collaboration between the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) and the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

The exhibit's 2013 opening coincided with two major genomics milestones. It marked 60 years since Watson and Crick's first 1953 report of the DNA double-helix and 10 years since the 2003 completion of the Human Genome Project.

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After its debut at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C., the exhibition was disassembled and transported to museums and science centers across North America.

About the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

The National Museum of Natural History is the world's most visited natural history museum. Its enormous collections now include a frozen tissue bank that preserves DNA samples from a diversity of life.

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About the National Human Genome Research Institute

The National Human Genome Research Institute supports research to study the human genome and its role in health and disease, and to examine the ethical, legal, and social implications of genomics.

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Explore Genomic Resources

Explore Genomic Resources

Our free resource library is packed full of lesson plans, videos, interactive games and other educational content from the National Human Genome Research Institute and our partners.

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"Genome: Unlocking Life's Code" is back at the National Museum of Natural History for the last stop on its five-year tour. See it in person, or recreate the experience in your classroom with our DIY resources.

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