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AMERICAN SOCIETY OF HUMAN GENETICS
DISCOVER • EDUCATE • ADVOCATE
The American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG), founded in 1948, is the primary
professional membership organization for human genetics specialists worldwide. ASHG
serves research scientists, health professionals, and the public by providing 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 informing
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 have
a special interest in the field of human genetics. Members of ASHG entered the
21
st century with a commitment to become fluent in the language of the genome,
understand human variation, and promote the public health. As we transfer new
knowledge to the next generation of genetics professionals and the public, we will
translate new ideas into improved clinical practice. Visit the ASHG Web site for
additional information:
2012
Board of Directors
Mary-Claire King,
President
Jeffrey C. Murray,
President-Elect
Directors:
Brendan Lee,
Secretary
David M. Altshuler
Geoffrey M. Duyk,
Treasurer
Stylianos E. Antonarakis
Leslie G. Biesecker
Lynn B. Jorde,
Past President 2011
Vivian G. Cheung
Roderick R. McInnes,
Past President 2010
Nancy J. Cox
Kay E. Davies
David Nelson,
Editor
Evan E. Eichler
Richard A. Gibbs
Neil J. Risch