Now available: This real-world learning activity for high school students, student teams and classrooms asks students to decode the DNA sequences displayed on the outside windows of the new Children’s Mercy Research Institute. Students can work through the challenge at their own pace and submit responses using this online form.
Students who submit their forms by 5 p.m. April 28 will receive an invitation to a virtual Town Hall event led by Dr. Tom Curran, CMRI Executive Director and Chief Scientific Officer. During the Town Hall, set for 3 p.m. April 29, Dr. Curran and other Children’s Mercy researchers will reveal the DNA sequences and their variants, discuss how genetics are the key to unlocking hope and answer for kids, and participate in a live Q&A with selected participants. To ask a question of Dr. Curran about the CMRI and the research that goes on within it at the Town Hall, complete the response form by Wednesday, March 31.