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Accessing your Round 2 essays:

  1. Log in to the ASHG portal through the button on the left side of the screen labeled "Login with ASHG". Your username is the email address associated with your membership

  2. Select "My Reviewing Assignments" from the table on the left side of the screen

  3. Please read through each essay assigned to you and score them based on the provided rubric - you can find the rubric attached to each of your assigned essays

The goal of Round 2 is to identify the essays which should advance to Round 3 and potentially be awarded a winner or honorable mention prize. Your selection of essays was randomly assigned, and all essays were vetted for quality in Round 1.

Round 2 judging ends on Friday, March 31 at 11:59 pm U.S. Eastern Time.

If you cannot remember your username or password, please contact dnaday@ashg.org.

Essay Question:

In 2023, The American Society of Human Genetics celebrates its 75th anniversary! We want to kick off the festivities with you, the next generation of human geneticists. The theme of our celebrations is “One Humanity, Many Genomes.” In your essay, explain what “one humanity, many genomes” means to you. Please be sure to include:

  • Two examples of what makes our genomes unique
  • How advances in understanding our genomes impact our lives, such as current and future research into medical treatments.

If you have any questions, please contact dnaday@ashg.org.