Results are in and we would like say
to ASHG DNA Day Essay Contest winners
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.”
1st Place Winner
Stella Ma (11th Grade)
|$1000 for student, $1000 genetic materials grant and 5 MiniOne Electrophoresis Systems for teacher
2nd Place Winner
Jillian Pesce (11th Grade)
|$600 for student, $600 genetic materials grant and 3 MiniOne Electrophoresis Systems for teacher
3rd Place Winners
Alexis Schneider (11th Grade)
Dhruv Sharma (11th Grade)
|$200 for each student, $200 genetic materials grant and a MiniOne Electrophoresis System for each teacher
Stay tuned! Announcements for future competitions and more chances to win FREE MiniOne Electrophoresis Systems to come!