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2019 DNA Day Essay Contest Winners

2019 DNA Day Essay Contest Winners

Congratulations to our winners and thank you all for participating. Happy DNA Day! Thank you for making this another successful year! We received many submissions from students in 45 U.S. states, and 24 non-U.S. countries, including Turkey, Canada, and India, which had the highest number of submissions outside of the U.S. We would also like... Read More

2019 DNA Day Essay Contest: Full Essays

2019 DNA Day Essay Contest: Full Essays

1st Place Sophia Chen Lakeside School Teacher: Dr. Devin Parry Location: Seattle, Washington The familial nature of genetic information causes an ethical dilemma regarding the disclosure of such knowledge to biological relatives when a family member is diagnosed with a hereditary disease. One typical example is Huntington’s disease (HD), an autosomal dominant neurodegenerative disorder caused by expansion... Read More

2018 DNA Day Essay Contest Winners

2018 DNA Day Essay Contest Winners

Congratulations to our winners and thank you all for participating. Happy DNA Day! Thank you for making this another successful year! We received many submissions from students in 43 U.S. states and 22 non-US countries, including Ukraine, Kazakhstan, and Saudi Arabia. We would also like to thank the ASHG members who participated in judging the... Read More

2018 DNA Day Essay Contest: Full Essays

2018 DNA Day Essay Contest: Full Essays

1st Place  Diane Zhang Fox Lane High School Teacher: Ms. Stephanie Peborde Location: Bedford, NY Recent advancements in genetic technologies, specifically the ability for scientists to sequence the genome, have made analyzing DNA easier, faster, and more cost-effective. This in addition to the rising number of consumer companies that directly provide genetic testing through genotyping or... Read More

2017 DNA Day Essay Contest Winners

2017 DNA Day Essay Contest Winners

Congratulations to our winners and thank you all for participating. Happy DNA Day! Thank you for making this another successful year! We received many submissions from students in 40 U.S. states and 21 foreign countries, including Colombia, Ukraine, and Singapore. We would also like to thank the over 500 ASHG members who participated in judging... Read More

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