May 2017

The View from Constitution Avenue

Posted by: Douglas F. Dluzen, PhD, ASHG Training & Development Committee It’s fitting that the March for Science shared the spotlight with Earth Day. During the slow march down Constitution Avenue, I saw several signs sticking out from the crowd reminding the world that there is no Planet B, no other options. It was also... Read More

Trainee Paper Spotlight: Douglas Dluzen

Trainee Author: Douglas Dluzen, PhD Postdoctoral Fellow National Institute on Aging (Photo courtesy Dr. Dluzen) Dluzen DF et al. Racial differences in microRNA and gene expression in hypertensive women. Sci Rep. 2016 Oct 25;6:35815. doi: 10.1038/srep35815. This paper emphasizes the importance of miRNA on population specific gene expression patterns. Dluzen et al. demonstrate that differential expression of a set... Read More

Interview with Derek Scholes, PhD, Director of Science Policy at ASHG

Contributed by TDC member Julie Jurgens May 2017 ASHG: What are some of the genetic policy items that ASHG is currently discussing? Dr. Scholes: The Preserving Employee Wellness Programs Act (HR1313) is currently a major focus. This legislation, recently introduced in the U.S. Congress, would eviscerate key genetic privacy protections in the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA). GINA prevents employers... Read More

Meet the Trainee Leader Christa Wagner, PhD

ASHG trainee newsletter writer Irene Park interviewed Christa Wagner, PhD, who is the 2016-2017 ASHG-NHGRI Genetics and Public Policy fellow. Dr. Wagner recently completed her PhD at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, where she studied genetics and immunology. May 2017  Public policy and science have a large intersection, especially in the field of genetics.... Read More

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