Teen Science Café – Demystifying DNA: Exciting New Research with the Molecule of Life

University of Missouri - St. Louis Millenium Student Center 1 University Blvd., St. Louis, MO

This event is full! We are accepting wait-list registrations only.

FREE and OPEN to Junior Academy of Science members and middle and high school students. Space is limited.

Demystifying DNA is a special Teen Science Café 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 National Institutes of Health NHGRI and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History exhibit, Genome: Unlocking Life’s Code on-line.

6:00 pm – 6:30 pm: Dinner
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm: Presentation & activities

We all know that living things contain genes made of DNA. But how does the information in DNA result in such different organisms as elephants and E. coli? How do identical DNA sequences result in such different cells as neurons and red blood cells? In this Teen Science Café we investigate these matters and the exciting new uses for DNA in research and medicine. And we engage in some DNA experiments of our own!