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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

NCSE Executive Director Ann Reid

Teaching Evolution with NCSE Executive Director Ann Reid

Outside Voices: National Center for Science Education Executive Director Ann Reid March 2019 ASHG: The teaching of evolution has a long history and is deeply rooted in America’s decentralized educational system, with most activity taking place in local school boards and state governing bodies. Can you give us an overview of the current landscape and the... Read More

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