The American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG), founded in 1948, is the primary professional membership organization for human genetics specialists worldwide. The Society’s nearly 8,000 members are scientists, health care professionals, and others with an interest in the field of human genetics. Our members work in a wide range of settings, including universities, hospitals, institutes, and medical and research laboratories.

ASHG Mission

Our mission is to advance human genetics and genomics in science, health, and society through excellence in research, education, and advocacy.

Vision

People everywhere realize the benefits of human genetics and genomics research.

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