October 2021

Welcome to Professional Development & Industry Technology Forum

Things You Need To Know Before You Attend Dear Forum Registrants, We are just one day away from ASHG’s new virtual pre-meeting series, the Professional Development and Industry Technology Forum!  We look forward to seeing you tomorrow as we dive into sessions covering topics dedicated to accelerating your professional growth, while learning about the latest developments from... Read More

ASHG 2021 Virtual Meeting

ASHG 2021 to Offer Largest Venue for Emerging Human Genetics and Genomics Research, Advancing Science, Health and Society

Published: Tuesday, October 5, 2021, 9:00 a.m. U.S. Eastern Time Media Contact: Kara Flynn, 202.257.8424, press@ashg.org Rockville, MD – Human geneticists from around the world will convene virtually on October 18-22 for the 2021 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) to share the latest discoveries in human genetics and genomics, as well... Read More

ASHG Statement: NIH Director Francis Collins, MD, PhD to Step Down

ASHG Statement: NIH Director Francis Collins, MD, PhD to Step Down

Published: Tuesday, October 5, 2021, 1:30 p.m. U.S. Eastern Time Media Contact: Kara Flynn, 202.257.8424, press@ashg.org ROCKVILLE, MD – The following statement is attributable to ASHG President Gail Jarvik, MD, PhD, regarding the announcement that Francis Collins, MD, PhD, will step down as director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Dr. Collins, a physician and... Read More

Adam de Smith, PhD (photos courtesy of Dr. de Smith).

Inside AJHG: A Chat with Adam de Smith

Each month, the editors of The American Journal of Human Genetics interview an author of a recently published paper. This month, we check in with Adam de Smith to discuss his paper, “Genetic determinants of blood-cell traits influence susceptibility to childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia”. AJHG: What caused you to start working on this project?  AdS:... Read More

2021 Gruber Genetics Prize

The Gruber Genetics Prize is presented by The Gruber Foundation to a leading scientist, or up to three, in recognition of groundbreaking contributions to any realm of genetics research. Dr. Orkin’s remarkable body of work has not only revolutionized our understanding of how these illnesses occur but has also led to promising new gene-based therapies for thalassemia... Read More

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