The great book of life from Mendel to genomics
DNA | The great book of life from Mendel to genomics

"DNA. The great book of life from Mendel to genomics " is the great international exhibition that tells the history and evolution of genetics starting from the life and discoveries of the famous naturalist, scholar and monaco Bohemian.
150 years after the publication of Gregor Mendel's laws, Palazzo delle Esposizioni hosts from 10 February 2017 an exceptional exhibition.

A textual narration accompanies the visitor through seven sections, some of the old mold of reconstruction, of Mendel and genetic birth, others with a scientific focus on the molecular structure of the chemical basis of heredity and genetic and rare diseases, even "Dolly and other: Cloning hall of fame", archaeo-genetics and innovative visions: "Read the code rewrite code: Am I really my genome? ".
A fascinating journey that alternates the vision of more than 90 original exhibits unpublished in Italy. Among others, the first X-ray plate on which was engraved the imprint of the double helix structure of DNA in 1953, the real Dolly, nineteenth-century documents and artifacts that belonged to Mendel, unpublished documents on the history of eugenics and a real in vitro cultivation of the famous immortal cells "HeLa". Moreover, interactive exhibits designed for the project and new videos.

The International Scientific Committee is composed of leading scientists, academics and researchers, including five Nobel Prize winners, in human evolution, genetics, anthropology, ethics, demography, history and philosophy of science.

The program of conferences, Incontri con il DNA (Meetings with the DNA) is unique. Among the speakers, the greatest scholars in Italy and abroad: the most authoritative Italian university teachers will be on stage with speakers of excellence, such as Ondřej Dostál, Director of Mendel Museum in Brno; Werner Arber, Nobel Prize in Medicine; Thomas C. Kaufman from Indiana University; Susi Pelotti, President of the Italian Forensic geneticists; Luigi Carnevale, Director of Scientific Police Service; Domenica Taruscio, Director of the National Centre for Rare Diseases National Institute of Health; G. Kent Golic from the University of Utah and many others.