May 2021

A Chat with Robin Aguilar

Robin Aguilar (they/them/elle) is a Ph.D. Candidate at the University of Washington in the Department of Genome Sciences developing software tools to study and image satellite DNA. Beyond their thesis work, Robin develops curricula, shares their experiences via writing, and creates art to make STEM and genomics more accessible. Robin recently published a Nature Career... Read More

Supporting Federally Funded Research

Supporting Federally Funded Research

Genetics research is providing remarkable insights into the human genome and how this knowledge can be translated into healthcare advances. This scientific progress relies on continued public investment in biomedical research. ASHG supports the robust, predictable, sustainable federal funding of research to fuel scientific advances. Related: Written Testimony to Congress for FY 2023 (May 2022)... Read More

New Report Indicates Annual Economic Impact of Human Genetics/Genomics  Grew over $200 Billion Since 2010, Outlines New Areas of Promising Application

New Report Indicates Annual Economic Impact of Human Genetics/Genomics Grew over $200 Billion Since 2010, Outlines New Areas of Promising Application

*Editors Note: Data provided in an early version of the press release was incorrect related to the number of people worldwide being treated for rare diseases. These conditions affect 25-30 million people in the U.S. and 350 million worldwide. Published: May 19, 2021, 8:00 a.m. U.S. Eastern Time Media Contact: Kara Flynn, 202.257.8424, press@ashg.org   Economic Analysis Shows... Read More

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