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As a high school student, you can prepare for a career as a genetic scientist by taking as many courses in math and science as you can. You should also develop your writing and computer skills. The American Society of Human Genetics offers the Teen Genes Video Challenge, which allows high school students to compete for scholarship prizes and learn more about genetics. Visit for more information. The society also offers a DNA Day Essay Contest, a High School Workshop at its annual meeting, and career resources. 

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