October 2021

United States Capitol

ASHG’s Proposed Language for Diversity in Research Participation Incorporated in NIH Funding Bill

The Society’s proposed language on diversity in research participation has been incorporated in the final version of this year’s Senate NIH funding bill. The proposed text included in the bill is below: The Committee recognizes the benefits of broad and inclusive participation in biomedical research for increasing health equity. Research cohorts of diverse genetic ancestry... Read More

Trainee Paper Spotlight: Kelsey Dawes, BS

Kelsey Dawes, BS, PhD Candidate Molecular Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, University of Iowa. Molecular Diagnostic Intern, Behavioral Diagnostics LLC Dawes K, et al. Refinement of cg05575921 demethylation response in nascent smoking. 2020 Clinical Epigenetics 12, 92. You may not be surprised to hear that if you ask a teenager if they smoke, their answer might... Read More

Late Breaking Studies Identify Novel Genetic Contributors to Autism, Pancreatic Disease, and a Common Pediatric Cancer

Late Breaking Studies Identify Novel Genetic Contributors to Autism, Pancreatic Disease, and a Common Pediatric Cancer

Published: Wednesday, October 20, 2021, 5:30 p.m. U.S. Eastern Time Media Contact: Kara Flynn, (202) 257-8424, press@ashg.org   Four new discoveries presented at the ASHG 2021 Annual Meeting are providing novel insights into the genetics basics of human diseases and disorders, including autism spectrum disorder, pancreatic agenesis, and rhabdomyosarcoma, the most common soft tissue cancer in... Read More

Online Planner Instructions

Accessing the Online Planner From the main ASHG home page go to “Meetings.” In the dropdown menu select “View Online Planner.” Navigation Tips There are multiple navigation icons within the planner. They are Program, Registration, Schedule, Abstracts, Industry Partners, Speakers. Program: Takes you to the complete listing of events with descriptions, including OnDemand content. This... Read More

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Technical Assistance Help

Review the below tips/solutions for technical issues you may experience. Usernames and Passwords: Please use the username/email sent to you via the email “ASHG 2021 Virtual Meeting Login Details.” If you need to reset your ASHG password, please visit https://portal.ashg.org/s/login/ForgotPassword. The password reset email will come from noreply@ashg.org; please be sure to check your spam... Read More

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