Hashtags of the Week (HOTW): DNA Day Closes the Semester (Week of April 22, 2013)

Originally posted at the THL Blog by @Arduanne, to whom we wish a magical summer, with much gratitude for her assistance this term. http://thlibrary.wordpress.com/2013/04/26/hashtags-of-the-week-hotw-dna-day-closes-the-semester-week-of-april-22-2013/

This week was the end of regular classes for the winter semester. As exams loom, you may consider stopping by the library for last minute references or a quiet study space, and just be glad that it is no longer the 19th century.

And if you just need a quick break from it all, check out the Umich Study Break Tumblr that is crammed with pictures and gifs that no doubt will summarize your feelings exactly at this time of year. In the wider world, this week marked the 60th anniversary of the discover of DNA. Thursday was #DNADay and several hashtags celebrated this major discovery.

The top two hashtags associated with DNA Day were #DNA60 and #DNADay. They are paying homage to Watson & Crick, Rosalind Franklin, and the Human Genome Project.

Personal Genomics is gaining ground in the conversation spaces surrounding DNA. The GET Conference (Genomes, Environments, Traits) had its own hashtag for DNA Day that explored current trends and issues surrounding genomics research. You can follow their coverage at #GET2013.

Finally, for those of you graduating this semester, happy trails and best wishes. Go Blue!


2 responses to “Hashtags of the Week (HOTW): DNA Day Closes the Semester (Week of April 22, 2013)

  1. Thanks Patricia! It was fun and an honor getting to contribute to the THL and CoolToysU blogs.


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