National Human Genome Research Institute
If you follow genealogy folks on Facebook, Twitter or blogs, you might’ve seen mention DNA Day. What, you wonder, is DNA Day?
National DNA Day is April 25. It commemorates two landmark events in human genetic research that happened in April:
- In 1953, the journal Nature published papers by geneticists and molecular biologists revealing the double helix structure of DNA.
- In 2003, the Human Genome Project was declared complete in 2003.
The US Senate and House of Representatives officially proclaimed April 25, 2003, DNA Day. No formal proclamation has taken place since, but the National Human Genome Research Institute organizes annual DNA Day commemorations.
In Family Tree Shop, we’re having a sale on our webinar, DNA and the Paper Trail: Putting It All Together, on Tuesday, April 25. Use coupon code DNADAY10 to save $10 on your registration, and learn how to combine DNA testing with traditional genealogy research to discover your ancestors.
You also can save 81% on our Genetic Genealogy Mega Collection, which gathers educational tools like our Family Tree Guide to Genetic Genealogy and DNA Testing book, our Using DNA to Solve Family Mysteries video download and many more.
You’ll also find sales at DNA testing companies, too. Here’s a roundup of DNA testing sales for DNA Day 2017.