Wednesday, April 11, 2018

April 25th is DNA Day


April 25th is DNA Day (#DNADay18)

Celebrate the 15th anniversary of the completion of the human genome project. 

Follow along for the 15 days leading up to April 25th to see how genomics has influenced your life and health. 

Day 3 was focused on Cancer Genomics: 

"Did you know ... that we are increasingly able to detect cancers by testing just a blood sample? Or that we are moving toward treating cancers not by where they are found in the body, but by how their genomes have changed?
Cancer is caused by changes in your genome, but advances in DNA sequencing technology are leading to a new understanding of cancer and new ways for diagnosing and treating many types of cancer."

Check out all of the activity ideas to celebrate DNA Day! 
Are you interested in exploring your DNA? Find a genetic counselor through the Colorado Cancer Genetics Alliance


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