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2020 DNA Day Essay Contest Winners

2020 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 39 U.S. states, and 28 non-U.S. countries. We would also like to thank the ASHG members who participated in judging the essays. Certificates/Essay Feedback: Participation certificates and... Read More

2020 DNA Day Essay Contest: Full Essays

2020 DNA Day Essay Contest: Full Essays

1st Place: Anisha Parsan, Grade 9 Teacher: Mr. Ricardo Garcia School: Clements High School Location: Sugar Land, TX In the past decade, genetic testing aimed at identifying ancestry has experienced exponential growth, with nearly 26 million tests sold since 2018 (6). Companies – such as 23andMe – offer kits to trace your genetic legacy and geographical origins using Y-chromosome, mitochondrial,... Read More

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

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