November 2016

Trainee Paper Spotlight: Tanya Phung

Trainee Author: Tanya Phung PhD Student University of California, Los Angeles (Photo courtesy Ms. Phung) Tanya Phung et al. Determining the Effect of Natural Selection on Linked Neutral Divergence across Species. PLoS Genetics, 12(8): e1006199 (2016). This paper provides an interesting look at the effect of natural selection on neutral variation and how that could affect interpretations of... Read More

Career Interview: Mark McCarthy, MD

Career Interview: Mark McCarthy, MD

Robert Turner Professor of Diabetes Medicine at the University of Oxford and the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics Dr. McCarthy, a physician-scientist and human geneticist, has presented several invited sessions on the genetics of type 2 diabetes and other chronic diseases. Chris Nowak, ASHG: How do you keep on top of the rapidly expanding bioinformatics field and... Read More

Webinar Series: Genetic Testing in Children and Adolescents

Webinar Series: Genetic Testing in Children and Adolescents

ASHG Media Advisory Media Contact: Nalini Padmanabhan ASHG Communications Manager 301.634.7346 For Immediate Release Thursday, November 10, 2016 12:00 pm U.S. Eastern Time WHEN: Nov. 17, 2016; Jan. 19, 2017; and March 16, 2017 WHERE: Online: WHAT: This series of three free webinars, intended for primary care providers and specialists who treat children... Read More

Highlights from Vancouver: Mentorship and Professional Development

November 2016 “A prominent theme of ASHG 2016 in Vancouver, Canada, was mentorship. The topic was highlighted in many sessions throughout the meeting, including the Presidential Symposium (“Mentoring in a Challenging Environment”), a joint Building Bridges Session with ESHG (“Navigating the Myriad Career Paths in Human Genetics”), and presentation of the first ASHG Mentorship Award... Read More

Meet the Trainee Leader, Julie Nadel, PhD

TDC member Emily Olfson, MD PhD, interviews Julie Nadel, PhD, ASHG/NHGRI Genetics & Education Fellow November 2016 ASHG: Tell us a bit about yourself. Dr. Nadel: I like hot sauce, my dog, and talking about science. My graduate work at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine focused on the non-canonical nucleic acid structure, RNA:DNA hybrids,... Read More

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