New NLM Exhibit “From DNA to Beer” in the Library, Reception May 13th

The Health Sciences Library of New York Medical College is pleased to announce the opening of the National Library of Medicine’s traveling exhibit, From DNA to Beer: Harnessing Nature in Medicine & Industry, which will be on display in the Library until June 27th, 2014.








Join us in the Library on Tuesday, May 13th from 4:00 – 5:00 PM for an informal reception marking the opening of the exhibit.

Light refreshments will be served following the theme of the exhibit!

RSVP to the event and take a quiz for a chance to win a prize HERE.


About the exhibit:

MICROBES—tiny organisms too small to be seen with the naked eye—have altered human history. Life forms such as bacteria, yeasts, and molds can cause sickness or restore health, and help produce foods and beverages.

Scientists, in partnership with industry, have developed techniques to harness the powers of these microbes. In recent years, headline-grabbing technologies have used genetically modified bacteria to manufacture new medicines.

A glimpse into the past reveals a history of human enterprise that has adapted these tiny organisms for health and profit. This exhibition explores some of the processes, problems, and potential inherent in technologies that use life.

The exhibition is located in the Health Sciences Library, in the Basic Sciences Building on the New York Medical College campus, at 15 Dana Road, Valhalla, NY. The exhibit is free and open to the public, with public viewing hours Sunday through Friday from 10am-5pm.  Arrangements for other viewing times may be made upon request by calling the library at (914) 594 – 4200.  Members of the general public may park in the Basic Sciences Building parking lot, by calling campus security from the intercom at the parking lot gate. Enter the lot from Dana Road, and proceed to the Security Office to obtain a visitor pass. View a map of the NYMC campus, here.

This exhibition was developed and produced by the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History.