Putting DNA to Work
Next date: May 22
to 5 PM
8004 North Dallas Parkway , Frisco, TX
$5.50 - $7
Start date: Saturday, January 26, 2013
Ongoing: Until Friday, May 31, 2013
Next date: Wednesday, May 22, 2013
It has only been 60 years since Watson and Crick cracked the mystery of the structure of life itself: the DNA molecule. Their discovery sparked a juggernaut of research that continues to thrive today in the 21st century.
Our new exhibit opening January 26 - “Putting DNA to Work” – showcases some of the innumerable ways DNA has been put to work since 1953. DNA has been used to physicians and researchers to detect diseases, by agrarian scientists and farmers to improve crops, and by forensic scientists and law enforcement to identify and catch criminals.
In 2003 the Human Genome Project completed its 13-year research program to identify all of the 20,000+ genes in human DNA, determine the sequences of the 3 billion chemical base pairs making up human DNA, store all of that information in databases, and to transfer related technologies to the private sector so DNA can indeed be “put to work” even more so in the 21st century.
Nothing has rivaled the iconic Space Race of the mid-20th century more than this sustained and ongoing drive to understand DNA, the very structure of life itself.
Open through May.
- Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Fridays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Sundays from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
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