ESHG DNA Day Essay & Video Contest

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What is the DNA DAY Contest?

The structure of the DNA double helix was unraveled seventy years ago. DNA Day, April 25, is commemorated internationally as a celebration of Genetics and its promises. For the 15th year, the European Society of Human Genetics (ESHG), will be sponsoring a DNA Day Essay and Video contest in high schools all over the world.

The essay and video contest is meant as a learning tool and a searches to promote knowledge of genetics within Europe. It intends to challenge students to examine, question and reflect on the importance and social implications of genetic research and its applications. Essays are expected to contain substantive, well-reasoned arguments indicative of a depth of understanding of the issues addressed by the selected essay question.

What’s the 2024 topic?

Given the growing impact of Artificial Intelligence on our lives, the ESHG has decided to make A.I. part of the contest instead of banning it. this year’s question is:

Ask an Artificial Intelligence chat of your choice to write a 350 word essay on the topic: “Is the human Y-chromosome vanishing in the future?”


  • In a 750 word essay of your own, OR
  • In a short video (max. 5 min) of your own,

discuss the result and its consequences, should the public believe the content of the A.I. essay was actually true.