It’s DNA Day! DNA Day marks two significant DNA-related milestones — the 1953 discovery of DNA’s double helix and the completion of the Human Genome Project in April 2003. The National Human Genome Research Institute honors the day with a focus on educational opportunities, collaborating with universities and organizations to help students, teachers, and the public learn more about genetics and genomics.
While celebrating two big markers of our knowledge of DNA on this day, this is also a great chance to pay our respects to the tireless efforts of scientists around the world who are deepening our understanding of DNA and disease. Recently, one of our principal genome scientists, Dr. Sohela Shah, PhD, made a significant contribution to DNA data interpretation by leading the team that presented the most accurate disease class prediction and causal variant identification for the Johns Hopkins Challenge at this years CAGI conference.
Happy DNA Day!