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  • The Science and Ethics of Genome Editing
    | News, Project Update

    The Science and Ethics of Genome Editing is a 5 year project that funds resource development and professional development courses for high school teachers. Relevant hands-on models and materials are being developed by the MSOE Center for BioMolecular Modeling that will allow for active learning of molecular genetics in the classroom. Teachers will participate in […]

  • NIGMS Director’s Early Career Investigator Lecture: April 10, 2019
    | Events, News
    Melissa A. Wilson, Ph.D.

    For decades, scientists have sought to understand genomic differences between men and women by studying the sex chromosomes (X and Y). In general, women carry two X chromosomes, and men have one X and one Y. But the story is much more complicated. For example, about a million people in the United States have an […]

  • New Environmental Health Literacy Funding Opportunities (STTR and SBIR) from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) of the National Institutes of Health has launched two new grants programs for small business concerns in collaboration with environmental science researchers to develop novel tools, activities, or materials to […]

  • National DNA Day, celebrated annually on April 25, commemorates the completion of the Human Genome Project in 2003 and the discovery of the double helix of DNA in 1953. On February 21, 1:00-2:00 pm U.S. Eastern Time, join ASHG and the wider community to learn how you can participate on DNA Day by sharing what […]

  • Gaming Update: Know Tobacco
    | News

    Students are increasingly using technology for learning. Much of the available print materials about tobacco products may appear outdated and static. MOAI Technologies is developing an online interactive learning game suite to capture the interest of young students to learning about these products and the effects they have on the human body—especially for the relatively […]

  • Discover SCIENCE (a Scientific Creative Innovative Engaging New Cool Experience) is a hands-on STEM and arts program that focuses on health issues of concern to the local District of Columbia community including asthma, stress, cardio-metabolic risk and mental health. Discover SCIENCE with Dr. Bear will hold a week of health sciences and art exploration at […]

  • Our high school teacher professional development program in human genetics and genomics, Teaching the Genome Generation (TtGG), has proven to be a desirable and successful program in New England. As TtGG matures, we expect to introduce the program to more New England high schools, expand to Sacramento, California in 2018 (site of a third JAX […]

  • Inspiring and fostering today’s students in STEM careers to serve as the next generation of scientists is important to our nation’s future. To that end, National Institutes of Health Director Dr. Francis Collins will host a conversation with middle school students to answer their questions about becoming a scientist, and discuss the excitement of pursuing […]

  • The American Association for the Advancement of Science included three SEPA investigators among the 2018 group of 416 elected Fellows. The Fellows, announced Nov. 27, will be recognized at the 2019 AAAS Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. During a Fellows Forum on Feb. 16, they will be presented with an official certificate and the AAAS […]

  • HIV Education
    | News, Project Update

    December 1, 2018, marks the 30th anniversary of World AIDS Day. There has been significant progress in treatment and knowledge since 1988. However, HIV/AIDS continues to be a major threat, largely due to ongoing ignorance about the disease. Young people, especially, continue to be highly vulnerable. One SEPA-funded project, MicroMatters, addresses the challenge by enabling […]