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Putting innovation in our educational DNA

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Every New York City student can now have a hands-on opportunity to learn about genetics and the impacts it has on their lives. Imagine the thrill of analyzing your own DNA and that of other living organisms. In a new initiative, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) and the City University of New York (CUNY) are collaborating to offer laboratory-based training in molecular biology and genetics to the city’s students, their teachers and families.

Our premise is that access to research experiences will not only increase science literacy but will help our city’s youth understand how DNA and genetics can play a critical role in their health and life decisions.

CSHL and CUNY will provide the lab-based training through the DNA Learning Center NYC, a state-of-the-art 18,000-square-foot facility that opens today at CUNY’s New York City College of Technology (City Tech) in Brooklyn. The facility expands CSHL’s lab-based STEM learning program in biology and genetics to some 30,000 New York City middle- and high-school students annually, with a focus on engaging underrepresented communities. City Tech students will benefit from enhanced course offerings and........

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