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2018 DNA Day Essay Contest Winners

2018 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 43 U.S. states and 22 non-US countries, including Ukraine, Kazakhstan, and Saudi Arabia. We would also like to thank the ASHG members who participated in judging the... Read More

2018 DNA Day Essay Contest: Full Essays

2018 DNA Day Essay Contest: Full Essays

1st Place  Diane Zhang Fox Lane High School Teacher: Ms. Stephanie Peborde Location: Bedford, NY Recent advancements in genetic technologies, specifically the ability for scientists to sequence the genome, have made analyzing DNA easier, faster, and more cost-effective. This in addition to the rising number of consumer companies that directly provide genetic testing through genotyping or... Read More

ASHG Announces 2018 Winners of International DNA Day Essay Contest

For Immediate Release Wednesday, April 25, 2018 12:00 p.m. U.S. Eastern Time Media Contact: Nalini Padmanabhan ASHG Director of Communications & Marketing 301.634.7346 press@ashg.org Contest Asked High School Students: How Should People Engage with Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Testing? BETHESDA, MD – As part of its celebration of National DNA Day, the American Society of Human Genetics... Read More

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