April 2021

Trainee Paper Spotlight: Theodore G. Drivas, MD, PhD

Trainee Author: Theodore G. Drivas, MD, PhD Research Fellow, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Clinical Associate, The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania (Photo courtesy of Theodore G. Drivas) Drivas TG, et al. Mendelian pathway analysis of laboratory traits reveals distinct roles for ciliary subcompartments in common disease pathogenesis. 2021 American Journal of... Read More

2021 DNA Day Essay Contest: Full Essays

2021 DNA Day Essay Contest: Full Essays

1st Place: Lea Andrew, Grade 12 Teacher: Mrs. Katherine Walker School: Guildford High School Location: Guildford, United Kingdom Greater morbidity and mortality rates of Covid-19 in minority populations have highlighted continuing health disparities in the US and UK (1,2). Principles and values have been promoted to guide genomic research, recognising as an ethical imperative, that advances... Read More

2021 DNA Day Essay Contest Winners

Congratulations to our winners and thank you to all who participated. Happy DNA Day! Thank you for making this another successful year! We received many submissions from students in 40 U.S. states, and 30 countries. We would also like to thank the ASHG members who participated in judging the essays. Continue the celebration: ASHG has even... Read More

Human Genetics and Genomics Advocates Join ASHG’s First-Ever Hill Day

Published: Thursday, April 22, 2021, 4:30 p.m. U.S. Eastern Time Media Contact: Kara Flynn, 202.257.8424, press@ashg.org ROCKVILLE, MD – Earlier today, the American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) hosted its first ever Hill Day. Due to the continued impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, Hill Day 2021 was hosted virtually, making advocating for geneticists more accessible than ever.... Read More

ASHG: Verdicts in Chauvin Trial

ASHG: Verdicts in Chauvin Trial

The guilty verdicts in the murder trial of Derek Chauvin deliver one measure of justice in a society that far too often fails to recognize the humanity of Black Americans. As ASHG expressed last summer following George Floyd’s murder, we know the source of inequality and inequity rests not in our biology but in “core... Read More

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