Did you know that Friday, April 20, is National DNA Day? It’s a day to celebrate many accomplishments including the successful completion of the Human Genome Project in 2003 and the discovery of the DNA double helix structure in 1953. These important discoveries gave scientists and doctors the ability to better understand genetics’ role in human health. The more we learn about genetics, the more potential we have for understanding, treating and curing human disease.
In honor of DNA day, families can learn about genetics and gain practical insights into their health history. Here are some fun and educational activities that parents and kids can do together:
Be sure to also check out these additional educational resources.
The Genetics Center at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin is a program for children and adults with concerns about genetic disorders, birth defects and related issues.