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Busy Month of May for HudsonAlpha Wiregrass

DOTHAN, Ala. (WDNews) – The month of May was quite a busy one for HudsonAlpha Wiregrass.

HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology is a non-profit institute dedicated to developing and applying scientific advances to health, agriculture, learning and commercialization. The main campus is located in Huntsville, Alabama, but the Wiregrass location also has much to offer.

HudsonAlpha Wiregrass held many events during the month of May, including the celebration of a new Dothan Peanut at Aunt Katie’s Community Garden, the celebration of Teacher Appreciation Week with local teachers involved in the WIREGRASS Peanut Project, and the breaking of ground at the new Wiregrass Innovation Center.

HudsonAlpha Wiregrass also visited schools within the Dothan City School System for National DNA Day. Here, they assisted 3rd-graders by extracting strands of DNA from strawberries to teach students basic genomic concepts through hands-on experiences.

Another section of HudsonAlpha Wiregrass is HudsonAlpha U Wiregrass, which offers public education programs and resources.

Coming up in June, HudsonAlpha U Wiregrass will offer two free educational events.

On Monday, June 17th at 5:30 p.m. at the ATTA Library of STEM and History, “Understanding the Genetics of Ancestry” will be presented. The address for the event is 114 South Court Square Abbeville, AL 36310.

This event will explore the field of ancestry genetics and how genetic testing can help unlock details about the past. Recent research and news stories that highlight ethical social considerations involved in ancestry genetics will also be included.

On June 18th at 10:00 a.m. at the Enterprise Chamber of Commerce, “Genomics 101” will be presented. This event will include hands-on experiences to learn more about DNA and the field of genomics. The address of the event is 553 Glover Avenue Enterprise, AL 36330.

You can register for the events by clicking here.

You can reach HudsonAlpha Wiregrass at 256-327-0400 or communications@hudsonalpha.org.

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