Come to the Myra Mahon Patient Resource Center to see the National Library of Medicine's exhibit: From DNA to Beer.
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. (Taken from https://www.nlm.nih.gov/exhibition/fromdnatobeer/exhibition-introduction.html)
The exhibit will be up through the end of August.