DNA Day

ASHG Announces 2019 Winners of International DNA Day Essay Contest

Published: Thursday, April 25, 2019, 12:00 p.m. U.S. Eastern Time Media Contact: Nalini Padmanabhan, 301.634.7346, press@ashg.org Contest Addressed Familial Disclosure of Huntington’s Disease Diagnosis ROCKVILLE, Md. – As part of its celebration of National DNA Day, The American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) announced today the winners of its 2019 DNA Day Essay Contest, which... 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

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