Advocacy

ASHG Opens Applications for the New ACGT Program

ASHG Opens Applications for the New ACGT Program; Apply Today!

Last month, ASHG launched the new Advocacy Certificate for Human Genetics and Genomics Trainees (ACGT) program. ACGT is a competitive, year-long program aimed at providing trainee ASHG members pursuing a research or clinical career with an introduction to science policy and human genetics and genomics advocacy. The program is a Government and Public Advocacy Committee... Read More

Advocacy Certificate for Human Genetics and Genomics Trainees

Applications for the 2022 program are OPEN! Applications are due January 7, 2022. ASHG is committed to helping our members champion human genetics and genomics research, and advocate for policies that support research and advance the field. The Society provides opportunities and resources to support members in engaging with policymakers through the ASHG Advocates network... Read More

Opposing Gene Patenting

Opposing Gene Patenting

A draft bill introduced in May 2019 sought to reform Section 101 of the U.S. Patent Act. If passed, the legislation would allow for the patenting of genes by effectively overturning the 2013 Association for Molecular Pathology (AMP) vs. Myriad Supreme Court decision. Related: Joint Letter from ASHG and ACMG Leadership to Bill Sponsors (July... Read More

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