Coming to Rochester Art Center June – September 2018

Do you have your mother’s dimples? Or your father’s hairline? What is it about us that makes us, us? And how much of it actually sets us apart from not only other human beings but from every other living thing on Earth?

Genome: Unlocking Life’s Code begins to unravel the mystery behind the complete set of instructions needed for every living thing on Earth to grow and function: the genome.

It took nearly a decade, three billion dollars, and thousands of scientists to sequence the human genome in 2003. And thanks to the pioneering work of the Human Genome Project, we are starting to know so much more about ourselves, and our world.

Your genome is a roadmap that can help you trace your ancestral past, and take charge of your future health. Discover how our newfound ability to identify thousands of genes that contribute to disease has helped open the way to more personalized healthcare. Weigh in on the legal and ethical issues surrounding cutting-edge genomic research and its implications on society.

See yourself in a new way: as an individual, as a member of a family, and as part of the diversity of life on Earth.

Genome: Unlocking Life’s Code opens Summer 2018 at Rochester Art Center and was made possible in part by financial support from Life Technologies and other sponsors.

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Genome Exhibition Hours:

10am – 5pm Tuesday
10am – 9pm Wednesday
10am – 5pm Thursday
10am – 5pm Friday
10am – 4pm Saturday
CLOSED Sundays & Mondays

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.