January 2019

Diversity and Variation among Humans

Diversity and Variation among Humans

Over 99% of all DNA sequences are identical among all people. The small percentage that is different helps make each person unique. Those small differences explain why some people have blue eyes and others have brown eyes. They explain why some people are colorblind while others can differentiate between turquoise and cerulean. Variation and diversity... Read More

Building Blocks of the Genetic Code

Building Blocks of the Genetic Code

DNA: The Body’s Instruction Manual Humans and all other living things have DNA, which contains hereditary information. The information in your DNA gives your cells instructions for producing proteins. Proteins drive important body functions, like digesting food, building cells, and moving your muscles. Your DNA is the most unique and identifying factor about you—it helps... Read More

Developing Country Awards

Developing Country Awards

ASHG provides up to 10 ASHG Annual Meeting travel awards ($3,000 each) to individuals living in countries categorized by the World Bank as having low-income or lower-middle-income economies. Developing Country Awards are to help defray the costs of airfare, hotel, meals and registration for the ASHG Annual Meeting. Funds will be distributed at the meeting.... Read More

Victor A. McKusick Leadership Award

Victor A. McKusick Leadership Award

This prestigious award established by ASHG in honor of the late Dr. Victor A. McKusick, is presented on behalf of the Society to an individual whose professional achievements have fostered and enriched the development of various human genetics disciplines. Potential recipients should exemplify the enduring leadership and vision required to ensure that the field of... Read More

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