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One of the Largest DNA Testing Companies in the World, Announces $5,000 College Merit Scholarship
Date:10/1/2013

Fairfield, OH (PRWEB) October 01, 2013

DDC (DNA Diagnostics Center), the largest provider of private DNA paternity and other DNA tests in the United States and around the world, announced today the "DDC Next Big Science Thinker" $5,000 college merit scholarship, which will be awarded to an undergraduate science major or a pre-med student. The announcement comes in tandem with the 25th anniversary of DNA evidence being used in the courtroom. Dr. Michael Baird, DDC’s Chief Science Officer and the country’s first expert to cite DNA in a high profile trial, will choose the winner.    

Beginning Monday, October 1st 2013, applications will be accepted through the company’s website, http://www.dnacenter.com/scholarship, and submissions will close Wednesday, March 1, 2014. Interested undergraduate students specializing in science will be asked to answer the following question in 800 words or less: "In what direction do you think DNA research will go in the next 10 years, and what most excites you about it?" The winner will be notified by mail no later than Wednesday, February 5, 2014.

Dr. Michael Baird proclaimed, "We are thrilled to announce ‘DDC’s Next Big Science Thinker’ merit scholarship in the hopes of attracting new talent to this ever-evolving field. What better way to help a young person achieve their career goals than with a boost to their education fund? I look forward to reading some great essays from the next big science thinker!"

About Dr. Baird:

Dr. Michael Baird, Chief Science Officer of DDC, is considered the country’s foremost expert in DNA and paternity testing, and was the first person to testify in a criminal DNA case in the US, and since 1987, has b
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