The American Society of Human Genetics announced the question for the 2019 Essay Contest. The annual contest is open to students from around the world in grades 9 – 12. The winning submission will be awarded $1,000 and $1,000 in lab equipment for the student’s science teacher. There are also other prizes. The contest is one of many activities held to celebrate DNA Day, April 25th, 2019. The day honors the completion of the Human Geenome Project in April, 2003 and the discovery of the double helix in 1953. Students won’t be able to enter the contest until January and all submissions are due March 8, 2019 (the first day of the HPS Network Conference in New York.) To learn more about the contest, and to see the this year’s question, go to: http://www.ashg.org/education/dnaday.shtml

 

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