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Take Initiative: DNA Day Engagement and You

National DNA Day, celebrated annually on April 25, commemorates the completion of the Human Genome Project in 2003 and the discovery of the double helix of DNA in 1953.

ASHG organizes the DNA Day Essay Contest - which invites high school students to examine, question, and reflect on important concepts in genetics - in which members judge over 1,000 submissions each year and select winners.

But DNA Day offers many additional opportunities to get involved with ASHG and the wider community by sharing what you do and why it matters.
Dr. Maurice Godfrey
Dr. Carla Easter
Dr. Christina Vallianatos

This webinar will explore local, regional, and national opportunities for ASHG members and the wider scientific community to get involved and celebrate the value and potential of genetics.

Learning Objectives
  • Working with schools with Native communities and getting students interested and motivated through their DNA Day programs.
  • The National Human Genome Research Institute's major role in developing National DNA Day programs
  • Resources for planning and implementing DNA Day events (DNA Day Starter Kit)
  • Perspective on DNA Day as a PhD student and trainee
  • Simple ways even the busiest researchers can connect with their communities and take action

 For More Resources:

  1. The American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) DNA Day Resources
  2. National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) DNA Day Resources
  3. Michigan DNA Day Resources