Celebrate DNA Day with ASHG

Join ASHG as we celebrate DNA Day! We have many activities planned to engage you in this day that commemorates the successful completion of the Human Genome Project in 2003 and the discovery of DNA’s double helix in 1953. Join us at a scheduled event or plan your own event with an ASHG member or resource. All times listed below are US Eastern Time.

Read Winning Essays

Winners of the 2021 contest have been announced! Read the winning essays and see where around the world submissions came from.

Classroom Materials – Benefits of Population Representation in Genetic Research Handout

ASHG has created a fact sheet addressing important points from the 2021 question. Share it with other teachers, print it out to distribute to a class, or work it into your teaching plans. See previous years’ fact sheets addressing Direct-to-Consumer Ancestry Testing and Huntington Disease.

Reddit Panel Discussing 2021 Question

A panel of human geneticists met on the Ask Science Reddit page for a discussion on this year’s question. Read through last year’s panel discussion about studying animal models to help solve biological problems related to human disease.

COVID-19 Vaccine Webinar 

Speakers discussed engaging with communities about COVID-19 vaccine misinformation. Find the recorded version here.

Instagram Stories 

Check out our highlights to find more information about the 2021 question on our Instagram page @geneticssociety.

Connect with a Scientist through the GENE Network

Set up a question and answer session or virtual experiment with a scientist! The Genetics Engagement and Education Network is full of scientists who have volunteered to be a resource to educators and the science-interested public at no cost. Set up a virtual event today.

Play Chromosome Clash

Use our bracket to determine the favorite chromosome!


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