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ASHG’s genetics education initiatives for consumers and the media primarily focus on information about basic scientific concepts in human genetics research including:

  • Advances in human genetics research and clinical applications

  • The role of genes and the environment in influencing health and disease

  • The importance of family health history information

  • Direct-to-consumer genetic testing and test regulation

  • Genetic discrimination and related health care legislation

ASHG also works in partnership with other genetics organizations that promote educational programs and resources for consumers and health care providers








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