About National DNA Day

National DNA Day commemorates the successful completion of the Human Genome Project in 2003 and the discovery of DNA’s double helix by James Watson and Francis Crick in 1953. This annual celebration offers students, teachers and the public many exciting opportunities to learn about the latest advances in genomic research and explore what they may mean for their lives.

Why Not “Wear That You Care’!

The Rare Disease Community just successfully recognized World Rare Disease Day on Feb 28, 2011.  The Global Genes Project and its partner organizations promoted supporting this day by doing something as simple as wearing a pair of jeans, and donning a blue denim ribbon.

First DNA Day logo, 2004

We believe that the needs of this community are far too great to limit awareness activities to one day.  So we are working to create opportunities and ideas to help show support all year long!  So what are you doing this ‘DNA Day’?  Perhaps, you can show your support by something as simple as ‘Wearing That You Care’ in your office or school, perhaps you can host a ‘Wear That You Care’ denim party to promote a rare disease that is close to your heart.  Whatever it is, we make it easy.

Use DNA Day as just another opportunity to spread awareness for the millions affected by rare diseases and disorders.

Join the campaign.  Join the movement.  Wear That You Care!   For more information head over to www.globalgenesproject.org