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World of Genomics coming to National Academy of Sciences Building


The IGB has partnered with the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine to present Family Science Day at the NAS Building: DecisionTown in the World of Genomics, combining our largest outreach event World of Genomics with NASEM's engaging DecisionTown interactive public experience.

DecisionTown in the World of Genomics is where your choices matter, as families are invited to visit DecisionTown to see how the decisions they make every day are influenced by science, engineering, and medicine.

Taking place on Saturday, April 13, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the NAS Building, 2101 Constitution Ave., N.W, in Washington D.C., all ages are welcome.

Each of the interactive spaces, more than 17 in all, will offer a different activity centered on an issue facing DecisionTown as it plans for the future. Visitors can participate in fun, creative, and engaging hands-on activities for kids and adults, including a health-themed food court, an interactive weather station, a courtroom where you can learn about eyewitness identification, a medical center explaining DNA sequencing and personalized health, and much more. Complete your choice of activities and become a DecisionTown Citizen at Town Hall!

Full information and free registration can be found here. We hope to see you there!

Brought to you by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine and the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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