May 2022

The Importance of Advocacy as a Scientist

The Importance of Advocacy as a Scientist

Scientists are in the unique position to directly convey the benefits of human genetics and genomics research to policymakers. It is critical that we communicate the benefits of human genetics and genomics research to Congress because decisions happen on the Hill that affect research and the use of genetics-based technologies – with or without our... Read More

Alyson Barnes earned her PhD at Duke University and is now a scientist at Variant Bio.

Inside HGG Advances: A Chat with Alyson Barnes

Posted By: HGG Advances HGGA: What motivated you to start working on this project?   AB: Clinical manifestations among C. trachomatis patients are highly variable. For example, up to 80% of C. trachomatis genital infections are asymptomatic and if left untreated, can lead to severe clinical outcomes such as pelvic inflammatory disease, ectopic pregnancies, and infertility.... Read More

Ani Manichaikul, PhD is an Associate Professor of Public Health Sciences at the University of Virginia.

Inside AJHG: A Chat with Ani Manichaikul

Posted By: Sara Cullinan, PhD, Deputy Editor, AJHG SC: What motivated you to start working on this project? AM: This project grew out of synergy with a few of our existing collaborations and the confluence of those lines of research. We have been working with Haky Im over the past few years on application of... Read More

Sohini Ramachandran, PhD is a Professor of Ecology, Evolution and Organismal Biology at Brown University. She also serves as Director for Brown University’s Data Science Initiative and Center for Computational Molecular Biology

Inside AJHG: A Chat with Sohini Ramachandran

Posted By: Sara Cullinan, PhD, Deputy Editor, AJHG SC: What motivated you to start working on this project?s SR: The seeds of this project were actually planted in 2009 when I gave a seminar at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and learned about work they were doing on differential relapse rates for children with acute... Read More

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