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Celebrate National DNA Day, Apr. 25

Dr. Olivier Noel
Dr. Olivier Noel

In recognition of National DNA Day, NHGRI will host its annual speaker series with guest Dr. Olivier Noel, CEO of DNAsimple, a startup company that helps accelerate genetic research by connecting DNA donors with research scientists. He has also been featured on ABC’s Shark Tank. The event will take place on Wednesday, Apr. 25 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in Lister Hill Auditorium, Bldg. 38A.

Olivier will discuss entrepreneurship and startups in science. For details on the lecture or to register to attend in person, visit

National DNA Day commemorates the successful completion of the Human Genome Project in 2003 and the discovery of DNA’s double helix in 1953. This year marks the 15th anniversary of the project’s completion. The goal of the day is to offer students, teachers and the public an opportunity to learn about and celebrate the latest advances in genomic research and explore how those advances might affect their lives.

For more information on National DNA Day, visit

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