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Welcome to the 2020 DNA Day Essay Contest submission site!

The deadline to submit all essays is Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at 5:00 pm U.S. Eastern Time

To submit your essay(s), you will need to create an account on the ASHG website. You will be asked to sign-in or create an account when you follow the essay submission link. If you submitted an essay in 2019, please use that login information. If you are already an ASHG member, please use your membership login information. 

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2020 Question

Ancestry testing is a form of direct-to-consumer genetic testing designed to inform customers about their genetic ancestry. There are generally three types of ancestry testing: Y chromosome testing, mitochondrial DNA testing, and autosomal DNA testing. If a person did all three ancestry tests, what types of information could they learn about their genetic ancestry and how does this genetic ancestry information compare and contrast with their cultural heritage (family traditions, etc.)?

For more information about the DNA Day Essay Contest, visit the contest homepage

Questions: Email dnaday@ashg.org