March 2020

My First Six Months in the Genetics Education and Engagement Fellowship

Posted By: Sarah Robbins, PhD, 2019-2020 ASHG/NHGRI Genetics Education & Engagement Fellow Are you thinking about applying for the ASHG-NHGRI Genetics Education & Engagement Fellowship? Are you unsure if this fellowship is for you? From my own application process, here’s some more information about what the review committee is looking for and what you’ll learn during your 16-month experience. I joined ASHG as a member in 2015. I... Read More

Partnering with the Community to Support Science

Partnering with the Community to Support Science

ASHG partners with many professional societies and organizations on a multitude of issues important to the biomedical research community. Related Diversity and Inclusion Efforts AAAS community letter: supporting Congressional resolutions to denounce anti-Asian discrimination as related to COVID-19 (April 2020) American Institute of Physics community letter: opposing the elimination of federal training programs related to... Read More

NIH and Other Related Resources for COVID-19

As the impact of the coronavirus pandemic extends to every facet of daily life, the research community is coming together to find ways to manage in the new circumstances. The NIH has recognized that flexibility is required in the agency’s response to help NIH applicants and recipients of NIH funding and so has a dedicated... Read More

Trainee Paper Spotlight: Iris Nira Smith

Author: Iris Nira Smith, PhD Postdoctoral Fellow Genomic Medicine Institute Lerner Research Institute Cleveland Clinic Smith IN, et al. Conformational dynamics and allosteric regulation landscapes of germline PTEN mutations associated with autism compared to those associated with cancer. 2019 American Journal of Human Genetics. May 2;104(5):861-878\ Why do mutations in the same gene sometimes lead... Read More

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