July 5, 2018

Life’s genetic code explored through science, art and medicine

By Karl Oestreich

Washington Post
by Erin Blackmore

Your genes define all of that and more. DNA holds the key to diversity, ancestry and which traits you’ll pass to future generations. It’s inside all Washington Post newspaper logoliving things, and it takes center stage at “Genome: Unlocking Life’s Code,” at the Rochester Art Center in Rochester, Minn. The exhibition, open through Sept. 21, brings together science, art and medicine as it delves deep into the promise and possibility of genetic code. The exhibition was developed by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History and the National Institutes of Health. In Rochester, it gets extra oomph with art exhibits and a partnership with the city’s Mayo Clinic.

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Context: A Smithsonian Institution exhibit, "Genome: Unlocking Life’s Code," opens on June 23 at the Rochester Art Center, 40 Civic Center Drive SE in Rochester, Minnesota. The exhibit will be open through Sept. 21. Members of the media are invited to preview the exhibit on Friday, June 22, at 6 p.m. CDT at the Rochester Art Center. In partnership with the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the exhibit has been traveling throughout the country and featured in various science centers since 2014. Mayo Clinic is the first academic medical center to sponsor the contemporary exhibit. Timothy Curry, M.D., Ph.D., a Mayo Clinic physician and researcher, led the effort to bring the exhibit to Rochester. Dr. Curry is the education program director at the Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine. You can read more about the exhibit on Mayo Clinic News Network.

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