HudsonAlpha Marks April 26 for DNA Day Celebration

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HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology (Photo: Chamber of Commerce of Huntsville/Madison County)

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) -The HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology and many other biology-centric organizations are celebrating April as the month to salute deoxyribonucleic acid — DNA.

“Each year, the celebration at HudsonAlpha changes,” said Neil Lamb, director of education outreach at HudsonAlpha. “This year, we’re focusing on the companies located with us here on the biotech campus.”

The public is invited to visit the institute on Apr 26 from 3 p.m.-6 p.m. and sit in on a series of short, spirited presentations by company representatives.

“We have ten companies on the agenda,” said Lamb, “covering therapeutics, products and services.”

The presentations aim to increase public awareness of economic growth on the campus while also emphasizing the importance of science education and its role in establishing a viable workforce pipeline in Alabama.

Presentations, each lasting 10 minutes with an additional five minutes for questions from the audience, will be offered by representatives from iCubate, CFDRC, IDair, Serina Therapeutics, Kailos Genetics, EGEN, Conversant Bio, TransOMIC, Molecular Logic and Southern Cord.

Across the nation, biotechies and life sciences newbies celebrate both the April 1953 published paper by Watson and Crick detailing the double helix shape of DNA and the completion of the Human Genome Project 50 years later, in April 2003.

To view the agenda for DNA Day 2013, click here.

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