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Mark National DNA Day in the U.S. with a Gift from Canada
Date:4/24/2008

CALGARY, April 24 /PRNewswire/ - In April of 1953, colour televisions were just hitting the stores in North America and Watson and Crick announced they had figured out the double helix structure of DNA. Now 55 years later you can watch colour TV on your cell phone and buy a personal genome sequence for less than a thousand dollars.

One more milestone to go. On April 25th, 2008 you could be among the first to give away a gene on Facebook - courtesy of your genetic neighbours to the north. Genome Alberta, a not-for-profit research organization located in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, is marking the anniversary of the double helix and of the sequencing of the human genome in April 2003, by offering virtual genes as gifts on Facebook. There will be 12 gene gifts available by going to facebook.genomealberta.ca, and there will be more genes available soon. Each gene gift has a brief description of the gene and its function, an icon designed specifically for the project, and links to more information.

Advances in genetics (the study of individual genes) and genomics (studying the whole collection of genes) has opened up tremendous opportunities in medicine, agriculture, nutrition and energy production, and the gene gifts give you a fun and informative peek inside the science. Canadians and Americans are 99% genetically the same, but this is a chance to look at some of the pieces that make each one of us unique.

Be part of this exciting new field of science by going to facebook.genomealberta.ca. For links to the Facebook information or to see the genes without having to sign up for Facebook, visit us on the web at http://www.genomealberta.ca/facebook


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