Sunday, April 20, 2014

Has DNA Day Lost It's Mojo?



Has DNA DAY lost it's "mojo"? Did it ever have mojo? Did you know that DNA Day is coming on Friday April 25? Did you know that April is or was "Human Genome Month?

This was established by Joint Resolutions of the US Senate and House of Representatives in 2003.



The torch for the US government seems to have been taken up by the National Human Genome Research Institute.

The European Society of Human Genetics has gotten into the act for the last 7 years: 
The structure of the DNA double helix was unraveled over sixty years ago! DNA Day, April 25, is now commemorated internationally as a celebration of Genetics and its promises.
Have I just missed the efforts under way by the genetic genealogy community to take advantage of this educational and promotional opportunity? By coincidence, I will be giving a talk on Friday morning at 9:00 AM to the History and Genealogy Group at the Fifty-Forward Turner Center at 8100 Hwy 100 in Bellevue (TN). The activity is free and open to the public. Have you planned anything in your community?

I still would not be surprised to see a flash sale from one or more of the genetic genealogy testing labs. I also would not be surprised to see a new feature roll out from one of them as well.  Have you heard anything yet? Stay tuned.

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