ASHG Announces 2022 High-School Winners of International DNA Day Essay Contest; Contestants Addressed Impact of Gregor Mendel’s Discoveries on Today’s Research

On April 25, 2022, as part of its celebration of National DNA Day, the American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) announced the winners of its 2022 DNA Day Essay Contest, which encourages high school students worldwide to learn about human genetics concepts and apply them to current scientific and societal issues. The three winner spots were awarded to international students, the second consecutive year that this has ever happened in the contest’s history. ASHG awarded first place to Man Tak Mindy Shie, grade 12 at Singapore International School (Hong Kong), in Hong Kong, China; second place to Gillian Wells, grade 11 at Ulverston Victoria High School in Ulverston, England, UK; and third place to Yiyang Zhang, grade 11 at Shanghai High School International Division in Shanghai, China.

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