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American Society of Human Genetics Essay Contest

$1,000

March 11, 2018

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  • Scholarship Description
  • The American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) invites you to participate in the 11th Annual DNA Day Essay Contest. The contest is open to students in grades 9-12.

    The contest aims to challenge students to examine, question, and reflect on important concepts in genetics. Essays are expected to contain substantive, well-reasoned arguments indicative of a depth of understanding of the concepts related to the essay question. Essays are read and evaluated by several independent judges through three rounds of scoring.

    Choose a genetic test that is currently available for a condition or disease that does not cause symptoms until adulthood (i.e., an adult-onset condition such as hereditary breast cancer). Describe how the test works and how certain the test results are. Then, either defend or refute the recommendation below from ASHG's recent position statement on pediatric genetic testing. "Adolescents should be encouraged to defer predictive or pre-dispositional testing for adult-onset conditions until adulthood because of the complexity of the potential impact of the information at formative life stages."

    For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.
  • Contact
  • Scholarship Committee
  • 9650 Rockville Pike
  • Bethesda, MD 20814
  • dnaday@ashg.org
  • 301-634-7300

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