National DNA Day is a unique day when students, teachers and the public can learn more about genetics and genomics! The day commemorates the completion of the Human Genome Project in April 2003, and the discovery of DNA’s double helix. This year, NHGRI will celebrate National DNA Day on April 20, 2012. As part of the annual celebration, NHGRI hosts the annual DNA Day Online Chatroom from 8:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. Eastern. Send your questions and experts will respond in real time. Topics up for discussion: everything from the basic facts about DNA to the future medical applications of genomic research. Check out the transcript to read all of the questions and answers from the 2011 Chatroom. Although the chatroom will be open to the public, questions from schools who register for the chatroom will be given preferred treatment. The winner of the DNA Day Essay Contest will be announced in the Chatroom as well. If you are interested in having your school register, please send an e-mail to Carla Easter, firstname.lastname@example.org. DNA Day is also the perfect time to visit NHGRI’s Talking Glossary of Genetic Terms. Created to help everyone understand the terms and concepts used in genetic research, the glossary features not only definitions, but specialists in the field of genetics who share their descriptions of terms. Many terms include images, animation and links to related terms. This is a great resource for teachers and students alike.