The Institute of Molecular Genetics welcomed the general public during its Open Day. Attendees learnt what new opportunities modern molecular genetics techniques offer to improve societal well-being. A brief series of talks presented the historical landmarks of genetic research and how they developed into the most advanced modern applications. Thereafter, attendees had the opportunity to directly interact with the institute’s researchers in different thematic workshops on: DNA, RNA, Protein, Cells, Bioinformatics, in order to learn how genetic information is handled,
decoded and used in a modern scientific research environment. CNR – Istituto di Genetica Molecolare (IGM)