June 2022

ASHG 2022 President, Charles Rotimi, PhD

Message from the President: Geneticists Have an Opportunity

By ASHG President Charles Rotimi, PhD This is an unprecedented time in our society and our science of human genetics and genomics. Unsurprisingly, attention and focus on diversity, equity, inclusion, and race have moved even closer to the center of national and international discussions. The human genetics and genomics community has increasingly been engaged on... Read More

Enhancing the Member Experience

By Carrie Morin, ASHG Director, Membership & Industry Engagement Membership ASHG is committed to the vision that people everywhere realize the benefits of human genetics and genomics research, and members like you are at the forefront of making this a reality. To fulfill that vision, the Society makes a critical investment in providing valuable resources... Read More

Andrew Sharp, PhD is a Professor of Genetics and Genomic Sciences the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

Inside AJHG: A Chat with Andrew Sharp

Posted By: Sara Cullinan, PhD, Deputy Editor, AJHG SC: What motivated you to start working on this project? AS: I’ve been interested in wacky bits of the genome for a long time. I actually remember way back in 2004 when as a postdoc with Evan Eichler we first started getting data from early array CGH... Read More

The Importance of Universal Ethical Standards in Science

The Importance of Universal Ethical Standards in Science

Long-standing ethical principles for genetics research help respect and protect research participants, and they are especially important for preventing harm to marginalized or vulnerable populations. Recent reports allege that several genetic studies conducted in China may not have secured individuals’ consent for their participation freely and without coercion. These reports reinforce the need for ASHG... Read More

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