Genomics Teen Science Cafe: DNA Code Breaking— How We Read DNA to Conquer Disease

CIC@CET 20 South Sarah Street, St. Louis, MO

EVENT IS FULL! If you would like to be added to the wait list, please call 314.533.8586.

FREE and OPEN to Junior Academy of Science members and middle and high school students. Registration required.

DNA Code Breaking is a special Year of the Genome partnership presentation of The Academy of Science – St. Louis and the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), with support from the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH).

Visit the exhibit, Genome: Unlocking Life's Code, on display at the Saint Louis Science Center through September 10, 2015.

Featured Speaker: Michael White, Assistant Professor, Department of Genetics and Center for Genome Sciences and Systems Biology, Washington University School of Medicine

Come learn how genome scientists are trying to crack another genetic code to read and understand the other important parts of our DNA — like the parts that control our genes, switching them on when they’re needed and keeping them off when they’re not. You can try your hand at cracking DNA codes and find out how DNA codebreaking plays an important role in creating new personalized medical treatments.

At a Teen Science Cafe, teens have the opportunity to interact with science professionals in an informal and relaxed setting. Teen Science Cafe is presented and powered by Junior Academy of Science members.