About DNA Day

Established by Let’s Talk Science and Genome Alberta, DNA Day is a unique day where students, teachers and the public can connect with Canadian experts to learn more about genetics and genomics.

Questions about DNA Day? Contact us.

Tweet about the event using #DNADayCDN and follow us on twitter @letstalkscience and @xplorecuriocity.

Are you an educator? Have your classroom join the discussion on genetics. Submit students’ genetics questions for Canadian experts. Questions will be answered by video or during a live-streamed panel discussion on April 21. 

DNA Day 2015 Google Hangout

Let's Talk DNA Google Hangout with Jay Ingram, Dr. Francois Bernier and Dr. Carolyn Fitzsimmons answering questions from students.
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2016 Experts

  • Sarah Adamowicz (Assistant Professor, Biodiversity Institute of Ontario, University of Guelph)
  • Dr. Kathryn Deuchars (Director, Ontario Personalized Medicine Network and Senior Manager, Business Development and Research, Ontario Genomics)
  • Mark Fiume (Co-founder and CEO of DNAStack)
  • Dr. Bob Hanner (Associate Director for the Canadian Barcode of Life Network, Biodiversity Institute of Ontario, University of Guelph)
  • Nasim Monfared, MSc. (Genetic Counsellor, Coordinator-Genome Clinic, Molecular Genetics Laboratory, Center for Genetic Medicine, The Hospital for Sick Children)
  • Dirk Steinke (Director, Education and Outreach, Biodiversity Institute of Ontario, University of Guelph)
  • Dr. Arun Tiwari (Research Fellow, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health)


Ontario Science Centre Guelph

Genetics Q & A

We’ve grouped all your questions, expert answers and some great resources into five questions about genetics. Pick a question category below to learn more.

How is Genetic Information Passed On?

Learn about heredity.

What happens when Genetic Information is Changed?

Learn about mutations and genetic disease.

What are the Societal Implications of Genomics?

Learn about Genomics.

Other Topics in Genetics

Learn about other aspects of genetics.

This content is provided through Let's Talk Science's Education Services team.