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Subject(s): Science

DNA day

National 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 years DNA Day will be on Wednesday, April 25, 2018. The American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) encourages teachers and students around the world to celebrate by participating in the 13th Annual DNA Day Essay Contest!

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 indicative of a depth of understanding of the concepts related to the essay question. They are evaluated by ASHG members through three rounds of scoring.

Students can win up to $1,000 and a matching $1,000 lab equipment grant for their teacher! Three winners and 10 honorable mention prizes will be awarded. See the website for this years question and submission information.




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