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The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology's three journals — Journal of Biological Chemistry, Molecular & Cellular Proteomics and Journal of Lipid Researchbecame open access Jan. 1. To celebrate this important change, ASBMB Today is hosting an essay contest in 2021 that showcases scientists' "aha moments." 

We welcome submissions of short essays (up to 300 words). Write about your own aha moment or about an aha moment in history.  All stories must be true (link to citations when appropriate but do not include a reference list). 

The ASBMB Today staff will select three winning essays. All will be published in the magazine. Honorable mentions might be as well. 

First prize is a free ASBMB membership, free registration to the 2021 ASBMB Annual Meeting and a $100 Amazon gift card. Second prize is free registration to the ASBMB annual meeting and a $50 Amazon gift card. Third place is a $25 Amazon gift card.

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