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Join us at the Headquarters library in-person or online for a thought-provoking conversation that will explore the latest breakthroughs in health, ancestry, DNA, and other research, especially informed by the All of Us Research Program. We’ll also be talking about how you can investigate your ancestry and use services provided by the Alachua County Public Library, and our friends from SciStarter will be introducing the Eterna project, where you can help design RNA-based vaccines by solving puzzles! People of all ages are welcome! Discover how the power of genetics and genomics is transforming the way we approach health, medicine, and the environment. If you would like to join online, please register through Zoom: http://bit.ly/citscignvzoom If you would like to come in-person (401 E University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601), please register through Eventbrite: http://bit.ly/citscimonthgnv The formal conversation starts at 5 PM ET, but doors open at 4 PM ET for snacks, tabling with the below partners, the opportunity to sign up for the All of Us Research Program, and hands-on citizen science activities where you can do more real science. After the conversation ends at 6 PM ET, we’ll stick around for more informal interaction and fun! ABOUT THE PARTNERS The All of Us Research Program The mission of the All of Us Research Program is simple: We want to speed up health research and medical breakthroughs. We're asking one million people just like you to help. To get there, we are creating the largest health data resource ever. The health data you share will be added to the All of Us Research Program database that researchers can access and conduct studies. This information is essential to creating a healthier future for generations to come and may lead to the next medical breakthrough. We hope you will help make history and change the future of health. Please review the following study enrollment steps to learn more about the process. If you’re ready to create an account to begin your consents and surveys, please visit https://JoinAllofUs.org/CSM24 to get started. SciStarter SciStarter is the world's biggest citizen science organization, with thousands of projects, events, and tools added for millions of citizen scientists to discover. Citizen science is any way a member of the public can move scientific research forward, often by collecting and analyzing data for research projects. This April, we're trying to galvanize a million acts of science by people all over the world. Learn more: https://CitizenScienceMonth.org. The Alachua County Public Library - Headquarters Branch The Headquarters Library is the largest of all twelve Alachua County Library District locations and resides at the center of the county in downtown Gainesville. Located at 401 East University Avenue, if you travel downtown on University Avenue, the Headquarters Library represents the first public library in the county. https://www.aclib.us/blog/discover-your-library-headquarters-library The Network of the National Library of Medicine All of Us Program Center The NNLM All of Us Program Center (NAPC) works with public libraries to help communities participate in biomedical research, like the All of Us Research Program, and to support the health information needs of their communities. We support All of Us to engage those interested in becoming a participant and to provide value for those who are currently participating in the program. https://allofus.nnlm.gov/