In April 1953 Francis Crick and James Watson published the first paper to describe the structure of DNA. In 1993 the Human Genome project began.
DNA Day is a public festival of events celebrating and investigating genetics. Marked around the world, DNA Day is a chance for us all to think carefully about genetics now and in the future.
The festival runs 23 – 35 April 2020 – there are film screenings, workshops, lectures, and family activities including:
- DNA book club: “The Calcutta Chromosome – Amitav Ghosh”, 23 April 12-2pm, Elizabeth Gaskell’s House: https://dna-day.org/dna-book-club/
- Screening of Jurassic Park, 23 April, from 5pm, Manchester Museum: https://dna-day.org/jurassic-park-screening/
- Bioethics and cinema screening of the documentary Human Nature, HOME, 25 April: https://dna-day.org/bioethics-at-home/
- Platform for Investigation: DNA and Health, 25 April 10am-4pm, Science and Industry Museum: https://dna-day.org/platform-for-investigation/
- DNA and Creativity, 25 April, 1-4pm, Manchester Central Library: https://dna-day.org/dna-and-creativity/
Find more about these opportunities and all of the forthcoming events at: https://dna-day.org/
For more information contact: Jerome.Degroot@manchester.ac.uk