ASHG Announces 2023 Winners of International DNA Day Essay Contest
Contest Begins Society’s 75th Anniversary Celebrations

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, April 25, 2023, 12:00 p.m. U.S. Eastern Time Media Contact: Kara Flynn, (202) 257-8424, press@ashg.org ROCKVILLE, MD – As part of its celebration of National DNA Day, the American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) today announced the winners of its 2023 DNA Day Essay Contest, which encourages high school students and teachers... Read More

2023 DNA Day Essay Contest: Full Essays

1st Place: Jennifer Zhong, Grade 12 Teacher: Ms. Maria Zeitlin School: Smithtown High School East Location: Saint James, New York “One humanity, many genomes” captures the essence of the human species. While we are all united under a shared genetic structure, our remarkably diverse genomes greatly impact our lives, allowing us to become phenotypically different as well as have different predispositions... Read More

2023 DNA Day Essay Contest Winners

Congratulations to our winners and thank you to all who participated. Happy DNA Day! 2023 Question In 2023, The American Society of Human Genetics celebrates its 75th anniversary! We want to kick off the festivities with you, the next generation of human geneticists. The theme of our celebrations is “One Humanity, Many Genomes™.” In your... Read More

A Look into DNA Day as an Essay Contest Judge

Each year students, teachers, and genetics researchers around the world mark their calendars for April 25, DNA Day. This day marks milestones in the field of human genetics and encourages communities, students, and teachers to enhance their knowledge of this field. The ASHG DNA Day Essay Contest winners were announced with winners and honorable mentions... Read More

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