Huntsville, Ala. — HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology will host its annual GeneChat April 25 to celebrate DNA Day, which commemorates the discovery of the DNA double helix in 1953 and the completion of the Human Genome Project in April 2003.
GeneChat gives students, teachers and the public the chance to have a virtual conversation with members of the Institute and associate companies. The Educational Outreach team will take questions related to genetics, genomics and biotechnology and highlight the various careers in those fields on their social media platforms.
Here is how you can participate:
- Find education on Facebook: HudsonAlpha Educational Outreach
- Follow education on Twitter: @HAEdOutreach and use #GeneChat and #DNADay17
- Check education out on Instagram: HudsonAlpha_EO and Snapchat: HAEdOutreach for a behind-the-scenes look at HudsonAlpha.
If your school or classroom is participating in GeneChat and would liked to be tagged or mentioned on DNA Day, submit your questions and social media pages to firstname.lastname@example.org before April 25.
About HudsonAlpha: HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology is a nonprofit institute dedicated to innovating in the field of genomic technology and sciences across a spectrum of biological challenges. Opened in 2008, its mission is four-fold: sparking scientific discoveries that can impact human health and well-being; bringing genomic medicine into clinical care; fostering life sciences entrepreneurship and business growth; and encouraging the creation of a genomics-literate workforce and society. The HudsonAlpha biotechnology campus consists of 152 acres nestled within Cummings Research Park, the nation’s second largest research park. Designed to be a hothouse of biotech economic development, HudsonAlpha’s state-of-the-art facilities co-locate nonprofit scientific researchers with entrepreneurs and educators. The relationships formed on the HudsonAlpha campus encourage collaborations that produce advances in medicine and agriculture. Under the leadership of Dr. Richard M. Myers, a key collaborator on the Human Genome Project, HudsonAlpha has become a national and international leader in genetics and genomics research and biotech education, and includes more than 30 diverse biotech companies on campus. To learn more about HudsonAlpha, visit: http://hudsonalpha.org/.