K-12

Careers in Genetics: K-12 Science Teacher

Careers in Genetics: K-12 Science Teacher

In primary grades, teachers frequently teach all subjects at a certain grade level, whereas middle and high school teachers typically teach one or several related subjects across grade levels. Teaching positions in public schools require state certification, while those in charter or private schools typically do not. Science teachers combine their love of science with... 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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