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AMERICAN SOCIETY OF HUMAN GENETICS
DISCOVER • EDUCATE • ADVOCATE
www.ashg.org
The American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG), founded in 1948, is the prim
professional membership organization for human genetics specialists worldwide
ASHG serves research scientists, health professionals, and the public by providi
forums to:
• Share research results at Annual Meetings and in
The American Journal of
Human Genetics;
• Advance genetic research by advocating for research support;
• Enhance genetics education by preparing future professionals and informi
the public; and
• Promote genetic services and support responsible social and scientific
policies.
ASHG’s nearly 8,000 members include researchers, academicians, clinicians,
laboratory practice professionals, genetic counselors, nurses and others who ha
a special interest in the field of human genetics. Members of ASHG entered the
21st century with a commitment to become fluent in the language of the genom
understand human variation, and promote the public health. As we transfer new
knowledge to the next generation of genetics professionals and the public, we
translate new ideas into improved clinical practice. Visit the ASHG Web site for
additional information:
www.ashg.org.
ASHG 2011 Board of Directors
Lynn B. Jorde,
President
Mary-Claire King,
President-Elect
Directors
Brendan Lee,
Secretary
David M. Altshuler
Daniel L. Van Dyke,
Treasurer
Stylianos E. Antonarakis
Leslie G. Biesecker
Roderick R. McInnes,
Past President 2010
Nancy J. Cox
Edward R. B. McCabe,
Past President 2009
Kay E. Davies
Joann A. Boughman,
Executive Vice President
Deborah A. Nickerson
Harry T. Orr
Cynthia C. Morton,
Editor
Neil J. Risch
Georgia L. Wiesner