What’s National DNA Day?
National DNA Day commemorates the successful completion of the Human Genome Project in 2003 and the discovery of DNA’s double helix by James Watson and Francis Crick in 1953. The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) began celebrating DNA Day annually on April 25th after the 108th Congress passed concurrent resolutions designating it as DNA Day.
This year is extra special! People across the world on April 25, 2023 will commemorate both the 20th anniversary of the Human Genome Project’s completion (2003) and the 70th anniversary of the discovery of the DNA double helix (1953).
This annual celebration offers many exciting opportunities to learn about the latest advances in genomic research and explore how those advances might impact their lives.
Explore DNA Day*
* The following Links and Images are from the NHGRI National DNA Day page…