NEWSLETTER January 2023

Top Ten Careers in Genomics Interactive for Students

Introduce students to some of the most competitive and exciting careers in genomics awaiting them in the biomedical research field. The Top Ten Careers in Genomics interactive allows students to scroll through the most promising careers in genomics and learn more about what the career offers, the entry-level education needed to enter the field, and access to additional links. Let’s inspire our next generation scientists!

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Genes in Space Challenge Accepting Student Entries

Do you have students in 7th-12th grade? Encourage them to submit a proposal to the Genes in Space Contest. Students design a DNA experiment that may improve space exploration. From bacterial cell growth to the human immune system, everything works a little differently in space. Challenge your students to be creative researchers today. The winning experiment is conducted by astronauts on the International Space Station! Contest closes on April 17.

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Lesson Plans from X-STEM All Access Resources

Engage your students and utilize X-STEM episodes available from the USA Science and Engineering Festival website as a classroom activity. NGSS and CASEL aligned lesson plans can be downloaded for free covering STEM topics including engineering, data science, sharks, the climate, space, and chemistry! The activities include a video recording and the corresponding lesson plan. A great way to excite students about STEM careers!

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DNA Day Essay 2023 Contest from the American Society of Human Genetics

The American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) DNA Day essay contest question is now available to students in grades 9-12 worldwide. Students are asked to examine, question, and reflect on important concepts in genetics. The first place student winner receives $1,000 and their teacher receives a $1,000 genetics material grant. The submission site is open now and winners and honorable mentions will be announced on DNA Day itself, Tuesday, April 25.

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This month's featured article in

Genomics: Insights

"CRISPR/Cas9 and Revolutions in Rice Crop Disease Resistance

Successful genetic modifications against rice blast and the Xoo pathogen"

Author: Sabrina Zhang

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