DNA Day

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

ASHG Announces 2022 Winners of International DNA Day Essay Contest
Contest Addressed the Impact of Gregor Mendel’s Discoveries on Today’s Research

Published: Monday, April 25, 2022, 2:00 p.m. U.S. Eastern Time Media Contact: Krystal Foster, press@ashg.org ROCKVILLE, MD – As part of its celebration of National DNA Day, the American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) announced today the winners of its 2022 DNA Day Essay Contest, which encourages high school students and teachers worldwide to learn... Read More

2022 DNA Day Essay Contest: Full Essays

1st Place: Man Tak Mindy Shie, Grade 12 Teacher: Dr. Siew Hwey Alice Tan School: Singapore International School (Hong Kong) Location: Hong Kong, China Many would say that the most significant stride in recent genetics has been the completion of the human genome, which laid the basis for studying genetic variation. However, let us not forget that this began with... Read More

Hosting Lab Tours, a Step-By-Step Process

Hosting Lab Tours, a Step-By-Step Process

Do you remember the first time you entered a genetics lab? It may have sparked your curiosity, raised questions, or even inspired you to pursue a career in human genetics research. While it is common for some ASHG members to spend time in the place where findings are made and breakthroughs occur, many outside the... Read More

2022 DNA Day Essay Contest Winners

Congratulations to our winners and thank you to all who participated. Happy DNA Day! 2022 Question The “Father of Genetics,” Gregor Mendel, was born 200 years ago in northern Moravia (now Czechia).  His experiments with pea plants led to observations and conclusions that became fundamental principles of genetic inheritance. These principles include: 1) Each organism... Read More

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