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American Society of Human Genetics ESSAY CONTEST FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS –

ASHG is proud to support National DNA Day (April 25) through the Annual DNA Day Essay Contest. DNA Day commemorates the completion of the Human Genome Project in April 2003 and the discovery of the double helix of DNA in 1953.  This contest is open to students in grades 9-12 worldwide and asks students to examine, question, and reflect on important concepts in genetics. Essays are expected to be well-reasoned arguments that indicate a deep understanding of scientific concepts related to the essay question. They are evaluated by ASHG members through three rounds of scoring.

  • Early January 2021: Submission site opens
  • Wednesday, March 3, 2021: Submission site closes
  • Friday, April 23, 2021: Winners and Honorable Mentions announced
  • Sunday, April 25, 2021: DNA Day

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