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

Celebrate DNA Day 2022 with ASHG

ASHG invites all members of the human genetics research community and beyond to celebrate DNA Day on April 25, from genetics professionals leading labs to students learning about Gregor Mendel’s pea pods for the first time. 2022 is a momentous year as it marks the 200th anniversary of Gregor Mendel’s birth. This year, ASHG’s DNA... Read More

2021 DNA Day Winner Lea Andrew (courtesy of Guildford High School)

ASHG Announces 2021 Winners of International DNA Day Essay Contest

Published: April 23, 2021, 12:45 p.m. U.S. Eastern Time Media Contact: Krystal Foster 631.946.0740, press@ashg.org ASHG Announces 2021 Winners of International DNA Day Essay Contest Contest Addressed the Impact of Population Representation on Genomic Findings Rockville, Md. – As part of its celebration of National DNA Day, the American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) announced... Read More

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