The John P. McGovern Museum of Health and Medical Science will offer Houstonians a glimpse at the 0.5% variation in human genetics and its impact on human health through the opening of its new traveling exhibition Genome: Unlocking Life’s Code.
The new exhibition will reveal the mystery behind DNA and how it connects to every living thing; encourage visitors to better understand the human genome; and provide a new way to think about ourselves as individuals, as members of a family; and as part of the diversity of life on Earth. With cutting-edge interactives, 3D models, custom animations and engaging videos of real-life stories, the exhibition examines both the benefits and the challenges that genomics presents to modern society. From the moment visitors enter the exhibition, they will find themselves immersed in an interactive, futuristic environment that communicates the revolutionary nature of genomics.
Through examples of how genome science can affect one’s life in ordinary and extraordinary ways, visitors will also come to learn how genomics can affect perspectives about health, identity, and the place of humans in the natural world.Genome: Unlocking Life's Code was developed and produced by the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History and the National Institutes for Health's National Human Genome Research Institute in association with Science North. This exhibit was made possible in part by financial support secured by the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health.Access to Genome: Unlocking Life’s Code is included with the price of admission at The Health Museum –1515 Hermann Drive, Houston, Texas 77004.
For additional information about the traveling exhibit visit www.thehealthmuseum.org/exhibit/genome or call 713-521-1515.