Genome: Unlocking Life’s Code Public Opening

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Genome: Unlocking Life’s Code Public Opening

January 18, 2020 @ 5:00 am - 11:00 am

So, what exactly is DNA? Deoxyribonucleic acid is the ‘stuff of life’ – a set of instructions for making anything from humans to ospreys to even strawberries! Understand the language of DNA and more in MOSH’s new traveling exhibition, Genome: Unlocking Life’s Code. Through physical and computer interactions, specimens and artifacts, and replicas guests will explore the nature of genomic science!

Special Programming:

  • Mayo Clinic Specialists
    Learn the science behind genomics with Mayo Clinic specialists. Discover the ins and outs of what your genes can say about you. Throughout the day stop by and listen to local scientists!

    • 11 a.m.        The Role of Genes in Health & Disease
                            Klaas Wierenga, MD
    • 11:30 a.m.   Home Genetic Tests – Pros & Cons of a DNA ‘selfie’
                            Sarah Macklin, MS, CGC
    • 1 p.m.           BRCA2 and BRCA2 Hereditary Cancer Risks: Does Sex Matter?
                            Stephanie Hines, MD
    • 1:30 p.m.     The Promise of Using DNA to Treat or Prevent Disease
                            James Meschia, MD
    • 2 p.m.          Genes and Environment Interactions: The Epigenome
                            Veronique Belzil, PhD, MD
    • 3:30 p.m.     Your Extraordinarily, Ordinary Genome
                            Thomas Caulfield, PhD
  • DNA themed activities in Creation Station, First Floor


Special Thanks to our Exhibit and Program Sponsor!


January 18, 2020
5:00 am - 11:00 am
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1025 Museum Circle
Jacksonville, FL 32207 United States
(904) 396-MOSH