Gene Machine Registration for the 2011-2012 School Year Opens May 16, 2011

May 15, 2011

GREENWOOD, SC – May 14, 2011 – Registration for the Greenwood Genetic Center’s mobile laboratory, The Gene Machine, is available for the upcoming 2011-2012 school year beginning on Monday May 16th to high schools across South Carolina. The 41-foot custom bus, outfitted as a mobile laboratory, regularly travels around the state visiting students and teachers at no cost to schools.

Students participate in activities where they have the opportunity to perform hands-on, simulated lab experiments. The experience provides exposure to the vast technologies used in the medical genetics arena. Laboratory-based activities and instruction facilitated by faculty of the Greenwood Genetic Center expose students and teachers to available opportunities in the fields of genetics and biotechnology. The Greenwood Genetic Center was awarded a grant from the National Human Genome Research Institute in 2009 that allowed the Center to acquire the mobile science laboratory.

Registration for the 2011-2012 school year is available on a first come first serve basis. To register for a school visit please contact Lori Bassett at 864-388-1061 or [email protected]

About Greenwood Genetic Center

The Greenwood Genetic Center (GGC), founded in 1974, is a nonprofit organization advancing the field of medical genetics and caring for families impacted by genetic disease and birth defects.  At its home campus in Greenwood, South Carolina, a talented team of physicians and scientists provides clinical genetic services, diagnostic laboratory testing, educational programs and resources, and research in the field of medical genetics.  GGC’s faculty and staff are committed to the goal of developing preventive and curative therapies for the individuals and families they serve.  GGC extends its reach as a resource to all residents of South Carolina with satellite offices in Charleston, Columbia, Florence and Greenville. For more information about GGC please visit