Saturday August 25, 2012 to Friday July 5, 2013
"Genome: The Secret of How Life Works," explored the nature and impact of our genes and the future implications of gene therapy, through visually-rich environments, artifacts and multi-media presentations. The exhibit examines the history of discovery from Gregor Mendel's rules of inheritance in the 19th century, to the famous Watson and Crick DNA double helix.
In 1989, President George H.W. Bush signed into law the appropriations for The Human Genome Project,.The project of mapping the human genome was completed in 2003 during President George W. Bush's administration.
This traveling exhibit was made possible by national title sponsor Pfizer, in collaboration with National Human Genome Research Institute, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services and Whitehead Institute/MIT Center for Genome Research. It was also sponsored by Texas A&M AgriLife Research and in cooperation with the Texas A&M University Whole Systems Genomics Initiative, the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and the Department of Animal Science.