April 2024

Inside <em>AJHG</em>: A Chat with Yun Li and Quan Sun

Inside AJHG: A Chat with Yun Li and Quan Sun

Posted By: Kylee Spencer, PhD, Assistant Editor, AJHG KS: What motivated you to start working on this project? YL and QS: Genotype imputation is a standard practice but not all variants can be well imputed. State-of-the-art approaches perform poorly for low frequency variants (LFVs) and rare variants (RVs), either removing well-imputed variants or failing to... Read More

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ASHG Announces 2024 Winners of DNA Day Essay Contest
A Record Number of Submissions

For Immediate Release: Thursday, April 25, 2024, 12:00 p.m. U.S. Eastern Time Media Contact: Kara Flynn, 202.257.8424, press@ashg.org ROCKVILLE, MD – As part of its celebration of National DNA Day, the American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) today announced the winners of its 2024 DNA Day Essay Contest, which encourages high school students and teachers worldwide to learn about human... Read More

1st Place: Megan Xie, Grade 12

2024 DNA Day Essay Contest Winners

Congratulations to our winners and thank you to all who participated. Happy DNA Day! 2024 Winners 1st Place: Megan Xie, Grade 12 Teacher: Mrs. Margot Bram School: Lower Moreland High School Location: Huntingdon Vy, Pennsylvania 2nd Place: Macey Hunter, Grade 12 Teacher: Ms. Cameron Simpkins School: Fayetteville High School Location: Fayetteville, Arkansas 3rd Place: Justin Lin, Grade 11 Teacher: Ms. Kailin... Read More

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2024 DNA Day Essay Contest: Full Essays

1st Place: Megan Xie, Grade 12 Teacher: Mrs. Margot Bram School: Lower Moreland High School Location: Huntingdon Vy, Pennsylvania The early years of genetics centered around the central dogma of biology, the theory that genes in our DNA encode RNA to make proteins. Proteins execute a broad range of functions that include gene regulation, forming a biological cycle that powers... Read More

Attending Scientific Meetings on a Budget

Attending Scientific Meetings on a Budget

ASHG 2024 will be here before you know it! Sessions are being crafted, workshops organized, exhibits developed, and people from around the world are preparing to gather in Denver, CO from November 5-9 to discuss the newest, most exciting research in human genetics. Ask Your Institution Some institutions build professional development into their annual budget, so... Read More

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