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DNA Lab for Students, Teachers Opens in Harlem with Help from CSHL, HHMI

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A new genomics and biology lab was unveiled this week in New York City that will be used to teach teachers and students about DNA research and cell biology research.
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, which partnered with Howard Hughes Medical Institute on the project, said this week that the Harlem DNA Lab will be used by students and teachers from all over the New York City Public School system as a learning tool.
Over the next five years, CSHL said, more than 800 middle and high school science teachers will take professional development courses at the DNA Lab in East Harlem, and around 4,000 students will visit on learning tours.
“The Harlem DNA Lab builds upon and extends what we have learned over the last two decades at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory’s Dolan DNA Learning Center,” CSHL President Bruce Stillman said in a statement.
The lab was funded in part by contributions from the Dana Foundation, the Jerome L. Greene Foundation, the Goldman Sachs Foundation, and the William Townsend Porter Foundation.
Middle school and high school students will visit the lab on half-day fieldtrips in which they will participate in lab activities that complement their science courses, CSHL said.

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