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National DNA Day commemorates the discovery of DNA's double helix by James Watson and Francis Crick in 1953 and the successful completion of the Human Genome Project in 2003. It is a day where students, teachers and the public can learn more about genetics and the latest advances in genomic research.

In the United States, DNA Day was first celebrated on April 25, 2003 by proclamation of both the Senate and the House of Representatives.  Subsequent annual DNA Day celebrations have been organized by the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI).

National DNA Day will be celebrated April 25, 2015.  Visit the National Human Genome Research Institute for more details!

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Oklahoma State Department of Health
Screening & Special Services
1000 NE 10th St, Room 709
Oklahoma City, OK 73117-1207

(800) 766-2223 toll free
(405) 271-6617 phone
(405) 271-4892 fax

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