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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 Monday, April 1 at 11:59 pm U.S. Eastern Time.

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

Essay Question:

Many human diseases have a genetic component. Some diseases result from a change in a single gene or even multiple genes. Yet, many diseases are complex and stem from an interaction between genes and the environment. Environmental factors may include chemicals in the air or water, nutrition, microbes, ultraviolet radiation from the sun and social context. Provide an example of how the interplay of genetics and environment can shape human health.

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